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Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack

Learn to recognize the signs of a heart attack so you can react quickly to save your life.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Chest discomfort - uncomfortable chest pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain, burning or heaviness
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body - neck, jaw, shoulder, arms, back
  • Pain that doesn’t go away at rest – chest, jaw, arm
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Light-headedness
If you are experiencing any of these signs, CALL 9-1-1 or your local emergency number immediately, or have someone call for you.