Is it a Heart Attack? Signs You Need to Know

by Jodee on May 16, 2009

Not all heart attacks have the classic signs that we associate with them (sudden onset chest pain that also affects the left arm). Here are some other, more subtle signs you need to know:

  • Discomfort or squeezing in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in the stomach, arms (one or both), jaw, or neck
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating

If you have these kinds of symptoms, you need to get check out right away. This means calling 9-1-1 or your local emergency number. Paramedics or EMTs are trained to evaluate your symptoms and can start treatment sooner than if you wait to go to the Emergency Room.

If you are having a heart attack, getting treatment sooner can help to prevent permanent damage to your heart. Don’t wait; get help right away if you experience any of these symptoms.

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