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
- 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
- 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.