Signs of a Heart Attack

Are You Having a Heart Attack?

Many people fail to recognize the signs of a heart attack, so it’s important to become familiar with the symptoms. Common symptoms of heart attack may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fullness or squeezing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pressure
  • Shortness of breath

Not All Symptoms Are Alike!

Heart attack symptoms may be different in women, diabetic or elderly patients. Major symptoms may include:

  • Back, neck or jaw pain
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Extreme fatigue or weakness
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea or vomiting without chest pain
  • Shoulder pain

Never Ignore Any Possible Symptoms of a Heart Attack!

If any of these symptoms are present, DON’T WAIT -  CALL 9-1-1!

Even if you’re still not sure it’s a heart attack, don’t wait! Every minute counts: call immediately if you have any of the symptoms of a heart attack.

“Time is Muscle. There are proven benefits of quickly restoring blood flow to the heart muscle during a heart attack. It is critical to recognize heart attack signs and symptoms, and get to a hospital where you can receive the appropriate care.” - American Heart Association