Here are the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
American Heart Association's Classic Heart Attack Warning Signs
Here are the most common or "classic" warning signals of a heart attack, provided
by the American Heart Association:
Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest that
lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
Pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck or arms.
Chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of
Other Warning Signs
Less common warning signs of heart attack:
Atypical chest pain, stomach or abdominal pain
Nausea or dizziness (without chest pain).
Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing (without chest pain).
Unexplained anxiety, weakness or fatigue.
Palpitations, cold sweat or paleness.
Not all these signs occur in every attack. Sometimes they go away and return. If
some occur, get help fast.
IF YOU NOTICE ONE OR MORE OF THESE SIGNS IN ANOTHER PERSON, DON'T WAIT. CALL 9-1-1
SO THE PERSON CAN GET TO THE HOSPITAL RIGHT AWAY.