Even with the best preventative care, it’s important to recognize the signs of a heart attack — both in yourself and in others.
Don’t ignore these symptoms:
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Pain in the arm, jaw or neck
- Extreme weakness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Feeling faint
- Shortness of breath
Many times, symptoms of a heart attack are different for women. Weakness, sudden dizziness, pounding heart or a feeling of impending doom may all be signs of heart attack in women.
Even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, call 911 or have someone drive you to the nearest emergency room if you have any of the symptoms of a heart attack. The sooner you get help, the less damage a heart attack will have on your heart.
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