|Emergency?||Signs of a Heart Attack|
If you have an emergency or need an ambulance, please call 9-1-1
If these signs are present, call 9-1-1 so that life support can be sent to you.
Calling 9-1-1 is almost always the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment.
Chest Pain and/or Discomfort
Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back.
It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
Discomfort in other areas of the upper body - such as pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
Shortness of breath - with or without chest discomfort.
Other signs - breaking out into a cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness.
Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, but many others start slowly with mild pain of discomfort. People often don't know what's wrong and wait too long to get help. Women's most common heart attack symptom is also chest pain or discomfort. However, women may also experience the other signs. If you're not sure, tell a doctor about your symptoms.