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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.