Symptoms of Heart Attacks
Every 34 seconds someone in United States suffers from a heart attack, a health problem that happens when a section of the heart is damaged because of reduced blood supply.
Heart attack symptoms can differ from person to person. Some people experience a number of symptoms before a heart attack while others don’t show any. The sooner you recognize your symptoms and take proper action, the better.
Heart attack symptoms can include:
- Pain, tightness, painful pressure, fullness, squeezing in the middle of the chest lasting more than a few minutes or that comes and goes
- Crushing chest pain
- Pressure or pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck, upper back, jaw or arms
- Dizziness or upset stomach
- Clammy sweats, heart flutters or paleness
- Unexplained feelings of worry, or feeling worn out or weak, especially with effort
- Stomach or belly pain
- Shortness of breath and problems breathing
If you think you or someone you know is having a heart attack, you should call 911 right away.
Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , WomenHeart