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What are symptoms of a heart attack?

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  • Chest discomfort that may last more than a few minutes or go away and come back; it may feel like squeezing, fullness, pressure, or pain.
  • Pain or discomfort in the upper body, including arm, left shoulder, back, neck, jaw, or below the breastbone
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath (with or without chest pain)
  • Sweating or "cold sweat"
  • Indigestion, heartburn, nausea, or vomiting
  • Light-headedness, dizziness, or extreme weakness
  • Anxiety or rapid or irregular heartbeats

From: Heart Attack Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Call 911 - Before It's Too Late" and "Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease."

Merck Manual: "Acute Coronary Syndromes."

American Heart Association: "Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs."

Heart Attack Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 08, 2017

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Call 911 - Before It's Too Late" and "Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease."

Merck Manual: "Acute Coronary Syndromes."

American Heart Association: "Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs."

Heart Attack Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 08, 2017

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