Something More Serious

Many people recognize the classic signs of heart attack like tightness, squeezing, and/or pressure in the center of your chest that may last a long time, or go away and come back. However, there are other symptoms that could signal a heart problem that aren’t so obvious:

  • Discomfort or pain in arms, back, jaw, neck, or stomach
  • Shortness of breath, with or without chest pain
  • Cold sweat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Lightheadedness
  • Anxiety
  • A fear of impending doom or death

Don’t Brush it Off

Women may have other, more subtle symptoms that may seem confusing, and not so obvious. People often ignore these or think they’ll go away. These may include:

  • Extreme fatigue, which may occur days or weeks in advance
  • Pressure or pain in the lower chest, upper abdomen, or upper back
  • Lightheadedness, which may lead to fainting

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