What are the Symptoms of a Heart Attack?


What are the Symptoms of a Heart Attack?

Symptoms of a heart attack can vary for everyone, but here are the most common symptoms for you to share, download and print. When in doubt, call 911. Every second counts. 

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Symptoms of a Heart Attack for Men

Shortness of breath

Tingling or discomfort in arms, back, neck, shoulder or jaw

Chest pain

Symptoms of a Heart Attack for Women

Women don’t always experience the more acute, commonly talked-about symptoms that men do. For women, heart attack warning signs can seem much milder. So mild, in fact, that it’s easy to brush them off as unrelated to a heart problem.

Nausea or vomiting

Severe weakness

Extreme fatigue

Heartburn-like feeling

Cold sweats

These symptoms should not be taken lightly. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. About 1 in 5 women in the US die each year due to heart disease, including heart attack. Fortunately, heart disease can be prevented and treated.

Learn More About Heart Attacks

Do your loved ones know the symptoms of a heart attack? Share this heart attack symptom infographic with them - it could save a life! Remember, when in doubt call 911. Every second counts.

Learn more about heart disease and heart attack symptoms by watching the series of videos from Dr. Anna Stone, a cardiologist with Munson Healthcare.