A Heart Attack is an emergency. Call 9-1-1 if you experience any one of the following symptoms.
- Chest discomfort: Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, indigestion or pain.
- Discomfort in other areas of the body
- Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath with or without discomfort
- Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, lightheadedness or fainting.
As with men, women's most common symptom for heart attack is chest pain or discomfort, but women also are likely to experience:
- Loss or shortness of breath, not necessarily accompanied by chest discomfort
- Unusual fatigue, body aches or weakness
- Nausea, vomiting, headaches, cold sweats and other flu-like symptoms
- Back or jaw pain
- Pain in the upper body — chest, shoulders, neck and back
- Unexplained anxiety or unease
A Heart Attack is an emergency. If you or someone you are with are experience these symptoms, call 9-1-1 right away.