Warning Signs of a Heart Attack
•Chest discomfort: uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
• Shortness of breath: may often occur with or before chest discomfort.
• Discomfort in other areas of the upper body; this may be felt in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
• Sweating, nausea or dizziness.
• Women, the elderly or diabetics may be more likely to present with symptoms other than chest pain – such as shortness of breath, back pain, or nausea and vomiting.
If you believe you are having a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you are having symptoms and cannot call, have someone drive you to the hospital right away. Never drive yourself.