Signs of a Heart Attack
When should you go to the ER?
Knowing when to seek emergency care isn't always clear. Most know to call 911 right away when faced with a situation such as loss of consciousness, breathing trouble, or serious trauma, but it may be harder to tell if your symptoms are a result of a heart crisis or heartburn.
Surprisingly, symptoms of heart attack can also differ between men and women. Although the most common symptom for women is chest pain, women may also experience shortness of breath, right arm pain, nausea or vomiting, sweating, lightheadedness, unusual fatigue, and neck, jaw, shoulder, upper back, or abdominal discomfort.
Remember, it is always better to be safe than sorry. If you feel it could be an emergency, call 911 immediately.