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Which symptoms of coronary artery disease need an immediate 911 call?

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If you have any of the following symptoms, call 911 immediately:

  • Chest pain, especially in the center or left side of the chest, which lasts for a few minutes, or goes away and comes back. It can feel like pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain. Some people mistake it for indigestion or heartburn.
  • Discomfort in any part of your upper body. It could be in one or both arms, the shoulders, neck, jaw, or upper part of the stomach.
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort
  • Nausea or vomiting with lightheadedness, dizziness, or cold sweat

From: What Is Coronary Artery Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Cassar, D. , December 2009. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

CDC.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 11, 2018

SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Cassar, D. , December 2009. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

CDC.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 11, 2018

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