Heart Attack Signs
Heart Attack Signs in Women
- Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
- Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
- Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
- As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
Heart Attack Signs in Men
Men should also watch for unexpected signs of a heart attack such as:
- Feeling anxious, that something is wrong, or having a unusual sense of dread
- Nausea and vomiting
- Unusual sweating and cold, clammy skin
- Shortness of breath or feeling like you can’t get enough air
- Neck pain or arm pain
- Passing out or dizziness
- Feeling drained of energy or a lack of strength CALL- 911
- If you have any of these signs, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital right away