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What are the symptoms of a heart attack, and how long will they last?

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Heart attack symptoms include:

Symptoms may last 30 minutes or longer and aren’t relieved by rest or nitroglycerin.

Some people have a heart attack with no symptoms. It’s more common if you have diabetes.

  • Discomfort, pressure, or pain in the chest, arm, or below the breastbone that may radiate to the back, jaw, throat or arm
  • Fullness or choking (may feel like heartburn)
  • Sweating, nausea, vomiting, or dizziness
  • Weakness, anxiety, or shortness of breath
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeats
  • Fatigue

From: Heart Disease and Heart Attacks WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018
Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018

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