Every year, over one million Americans will experience a heart attack.
People often dismiss heart attack warning signs, such as chest pain.
Many people wait too long before getting help. Warning signs may go
away, and then come back. Don't delay! Get help right away! If you
have chest pain or other signs of heart attack, call 911 immediately.
Early heart attack warning signs:
Chest discomfort, pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain
Discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach
Shortness of breath with, or before, chest pain
Cold sweats, nausea, or light-headedness
Women and Heart Attacks
In the United States, more women die from heart disease than men. Women
have different warning signs, and their heart attacks often go
Signs of heart attack for women may include:
Pressure, fullness, squeezing pain in the center of the chest,
spreading to the neck, shoulder, or jaw
Light-headedness, fainting, sweating, nausea, or shortness of
breath, with or without chest pain
Pressure or discomfort in the upper stomach
Unusual fatigue or tiredness
Unusual shortness of breath
Nausea or feeling sick
Remember: Don't delay! Call 911 right away!