Typical heart attack symptoms
- Chest discomfort or pain.This discomfort or pain can feel like a tight ache, pressure, fullness or squeezing in your chest lasting more than a few minutes. This discomfort may come and go.
- Upper body pain.Pain or discomfort may spread beyond your chest to your shoulders, arms, back, neck, teeth or jaw. You may have upper body pain with no chest discomfort.
- Stomach pain.Pain may extend downward into your abdominal area and may feel like heartburn.
- Shortness of breath.You may pant for breath or try to take in deep breaths. This often occurs before you develop chest discomfort, or you may not experience any chest discomfort.
- You may feel a sense of doom or feel as if you’re having a panic attack for no apparent reason.
- Light-headedness.In addition to chest pressure, you may feel dizzy or feel like you might pass out.
- You may suddenly break into a sweat with cold, clammy skin.
- Nausea and vomiting.You may feel sick to your stomach or vomit.
- Heart palpitations.You may feel as if your heart is skipping beats, or you may just be very aware that your heart is beating.
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