Know the Signs of a Heart Attack
It could save your life
Too many people don't know the common warning signs of a heart attack. Knowing them could save your life.
The American Heart Association says they are:
- an uncomfortable or full feeling or a squeezing pain in your chest that lasts for more than a few minutes or goes and comes back;
- pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck and arms;
- chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath.
If you feel any of these symptoms, get to a doctor or emergency room right away, the heart association advises. Blood tests can confirm whether you've had an attack. The sooner treatment begins, the better off you'll be.