Know what your heart is telling you. If you’re experiencing heart attack symptoms, get care fast.
Heart attack symptoms can be hard to recognize. They can vary from person to person and can mimic many other common problems, such as the flu. That’s why it’s important to be knowledgeable about the different ways your heart can call for help. The faster you get care, the better.
Watch out for:
- Discomfort, pressure, squeezing or pain in your chest that lasts for more than a few minutes or that goes away and comes back
- Discomfort in other areas of your upper body including your jaw, neck, shoulder, arm, back or stomach
- Lightheadedness and fainting
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort
- Cold sweat
- Women are somewhat more likely than men to experience shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, back or jaw pain
Know the symptoms and warnings of a heart attack – it could save your life.
If you experience the warning signs of a heart attack, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room immediately.