Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Don't Deny Signs of a Heart Attack

The signs and symptoms of heart attacks can vary from person to person. They include:

  • Pressure, fullness, or a squeezing discomfort in the center of the chest. This discomfort may reach to the shoulders, arms, jaw and back, and can last for more than a few minutes. (Angina, which has similar symptoms, goes away with rest.)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Lightheadedness, weakness, possibly even fainting
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Impending sense of doom