Heart Attack Prevention - Symptoms

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What are the signs and symptoms of a heart attack in men and women?

Symptoms of a heart attack include:

  • Chest discomfort or pain that may feel like pressure
  • Squeezing, or fullness discomfort in one or both arms
  • Back, neck, jaw or stomach pain
  • Shortness of breath, which may or may not be accompanied by chest discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Palpitations
  • Lightheadedness
  • Sweating

Sometimes people having a heart attack experience no symptoms at all. The medical term for this is silent ischemia, commonly referred to as a "silent" heart attack.

If you think you are experiencing signs of a heart attack, call 911 immediately!

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