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What are the symptoms of a heart attack (myocardial infarction)?

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Symptoms of a heart attack may include:

Heart attack symptoms usually last 30 minutes or longer, and are not relieved by rest or by taking a form of heart medication called nitroglycerin.

  • Discomfort, pressure, heaviness, or pain in the chest or left arm
  • Fullness, indigestion, or a choking feeling (may feel like heartburn)
  • Discomfort that spreads to the back, jaw, throat, or arm
  • Sweating, nausea, vomiting, or dizziness
  • Extreme weakness, anxiety, or shortness of breath
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeats

SOURCES: 

Myers, R., , Firefly Books Ltd, 2004.  Heart Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Verheugt, F.; Tonkin, A., "Artherosclerosis and Heart Disease," Taylor & Francis Group; 1st edition, 2003. 

WebMD Medical reference: "Heart Disease."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 7, 2019

SOURCES: 

Myers, R., , Firefly Books Ltd, 2004.  Heart Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Verheugt, F.; Tonkin, A., "Artherosclerosis and Heart Disease," Taylor & Francis Group; 1st edition, 2003. 

WebMD Medical reference: "Heart Disease."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 7, 2019

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