A List of Heart Attack Warning Signs

Heart attack usually comes suddenly or also appears as symptoms which are similar to heartburn. These symptoms are usually ignored as they are always mistaken for indigestion. You may be surprised that up to 25% of those who are suffering from attack are actually do not experience any symptom and one can experience a silent heart attack without noticing it. Even if one has already experienced an attack, they might not be able to recognize the exact symptoms as each attack is able to cause different sensation. Therefore, it is crucial for you to know that not all warning signs are present during an attack.

Below are the 9 important signs that you need to take note of:

1. When one feels pain at the chest area; squeezing or burning sensation that spreads or radiates through one's upper body to the neck; jaw or even left arm.
2. Difficulty in breathing; shortness of breath
3. Palpitations
4. Fatigue
5. Cold sweats
6. Fainting
7. Nausea
8. Panic
9. Heartburn

The pain felt are not usually obvious in order to notify you of an impending attack. Women are less likely to know that they are suffering from one compared to men. It is due to the fact that they are rather ignorant about their health. In fact, almost half of the deaths that occurred due to heart attack fall on women. Even though nausea and fatigue might be signs for other illness, women tend to suffer or experience the symptoms to a higher degree.

Below are the warnings that are especially for women only:

1. Experiencing pain at the chest and high above the abdomen, jaw, neck or sometimes back
2. Light headed
3. Body aches and sudden weakness

If any person beside you is having a heart attack, do not hesitate. Call 911 right away. Check the time for the first symptom that appeared. While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, have the patient to get an aspirin with a glass of water to wash the aspirin down. The doctors will then administer appropriate medications as well as treatments for the patient once he or she arrives at the hospital.

Keep in mind that one does not have to suffer all the heart attack warning signs to get an attack. Get to know your body well and go for medical check up that has been arranged by the doctor. I hope you have found this information useful to take necessary steps.