Symptoms of heart attack vary greatly.
The symptoms you experience may be different from the one experienced by a relative or a friend. For instance, you may have only minor chest pain while your relative or friend has violent pain……
A heart attack is, what can I say, a traumatic and frightening event. You probably don’t want to think about it. But, if you know the symptoms and know what to do, you can save a life – your friend’s; neighbor’s; colleague’s or even your own life.
You may think a heart attack is sudden and intense, like a usual heart attack scene portrayed in a movie or TV show – a person clutches his or her chest and then collapses……
It might be like that but you’d be surprised to know that most heart attacks begin slowly as a mild pain or discomfort in the center of your chest that lasts for more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. You feel an uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in your chest.
However, you won’t be sure of the symptom; even those who have had a heart attack before may not recognize their symptoms, because the next attack can have entirely different symptoms.
What are the typical symptoms of a heart attack that you can “rely” on then?
1. Chest Discomfort or Pain
This chest 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. It may come and go.
2. Upper Body Pain
Pain or discomfort in your shoulders, arms, back, neck, teeth or jaw.
You may have upper body pain but no pain in your chest.
3. Stomach pain
Pain may extend downward into your abdominal area and may feel like heartburn.
4. Shortness of Breath
You may pant for breath or struggle to take in deep breaths. This often happens before you get chest discomfort.
You may feel a sense of doom or feel as if you’re having a panic attack for no good reason.
You may feel dizzy or feel like you might pass out.
You may suddenly break into a sweat with cold, clammy skin.
8. Nausea And Vomiting
You may feel sick to your stomach or vomit.
My advice is this: even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, you should still have it checked out. Fast action can save your life or someone else life……