Typical heart attack symptoms

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Typical heart attack symptoms
« on: May 26, 2012, 10:24:24 AM »
Typical heart attack symptoms

Heart attack symptoms vary widely. For instance, you may have only minor chest discomfort while someone else has excruciating pain. One thing applies to everyone, though: If you suspect you're having a heart attack, call for emergency medical help immediately. Don't "tough out" heart attack symptoms for more than five minutes.

Common symptoms are described below

Chest discomfort or pain    This discomfort or pain can feel like a tight ache, pressure, fullness or squeezing in the center of 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.

Anxiety    You may feel a sense of doom or feel as if you're having a panic attack for no apparent reason.

Lightheadedness    In addition to chest pressure, you may feel dizzy or feel like you might pass out.

Sweating    You may suddenly break into a sweat with cold, clammy skin.

Nausea and vomiting    You may feel sick to your stomach or vomit.

« Last Edit: May 26, 2012, 10:28:37 AM by sharifa »
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