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Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Including Heart Attack Symptoms of Women

Some heart attack signs and symptoms are unexpected and severe ... the classic "movie" heart attack signs. People will take lightly when they see this kind of signs and symptoms. Generally heart attack starts slowly for both men and women, the only signs and symptoms being gentle pain or discomfort. Most of the times men and women having a heart attack they are sure what the signs and symptoms mean and wait too long before getting help. Women with signs and symptoms of a heart attack typically wait longer, often to their detriment.

Classic signs and symptoms of a heart attack

Chest discomfort. For both men and women, the common signs and symptoms of a heart attack usually involve uneasiness in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes, or that goes away and then comes back. The pain can be stabbing or crushing, or feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, a burning pain or fullness.

Feeling uncomfortable in other areas of the upper body. Other type of heart attack signs and symptoms men and women feel include squeezing pain in the chest or left upper arm that radiates to one or both arms, shoulders, the back, jaw or stomach, neck.

Severe shortness of breath or trouble in breathing. This feeling over and over again accompanies chest discomfort. But it can take place before the chest discomfort.

Other type of heart attack signs and symptoms that can occur without chest pain: For no reason u will have cold sweat for no reason, severe indigestion, vomiting, nausea, light-headedness, weakness, dizziness, extreme fatigue, heart palpitations, fainting, heart palpitations (pounding heartbeats), or a sensation of panic with a feeling of impending doom.

Heart Attack Symptoms of Women

Men report symptoms that are different some women report. For women, they usually have chest pain. But, women may also feel any of the other problems described above, shortness of breath or pain to the arm, especially nausea, shoulder or neck.


 
 

 

 

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