Nine Heart Attack Symptoms
At one time in your life, you’ve surely been anxious or scared enough to say, “I think I’m having a heart attack.” The question is, would you really know if you were having a heart attack? Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, but most start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort.
There are nine symptoms that could signal you are having a heart attack. If you begin to experience these symptoms, seek help immediately. Put your health first. Don’t ignore the signs, they could save your life.
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Chest pain that comes and goes and returns
- Pain in shoulder, arm, back, neck, jaw or stomach
- Lightheadedness or fainting
- Shortness of breath*
- Nausea or vomiting*
- Pain in back or jaw*
*More common for women than men
Not all people who have heart attacks experience the same symptoms or to the same degree. If you think you are having a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately for an ambulance to take you to the hospital. Do not try to drive yourself.
Have you suffered a recent heart attack and need a cardiologist? Saint Francis Cardiology Associates is here for you. Your cardiology care is our #1 priority and we encourage you to make that call today! Visit https://sfmp.com/saint-francis-cardiology-associates/ to find a list of locations and providers.