Don't neglect these warning signs of a heart attack.
Fast care is crucial! If you have any heart attack symptoms that last more than five minutes, don't delay!
- Chest discomfort. This can be discomfort in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes, or it may go away and return. It can feel like a pain, pressure, squeezing or fullness.
- Discomfort or pain in other parts of your upper body, including one or both arms, your back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Nausea, light-headedness or a feeling of stomach indigestion (cramping).
Breaking out in a cold sweat.
- Shortness of breath. This feeling often accompanies chest discomfort but can occur beforehand.
Women's heart disease symptoms are different.
As with men, women's most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain. Learn more about the symptoms of women's heart disease.