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Heart Healthy Tips
Symptoms of a Heart Attack
04/11/2013

Women's Most Common Heart Attack Symptoms

  • Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Overwhelming fatigue
  • Anxiety or sense of impending doom
  • Chest discomfort, pressure or burning (not all women experience chest pain during a heart attack)
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Nausea or indigestion not relieved by antacids
  • Pain or weakness in the shoulder (blades), neck, arm, jaw or all over the body

Men's Most Common Heart Attack Symptoms

  • Chest pain or discomfort in the center of the chest
  • Pain or discomfort in other areas of the upper body including the arms, left shoulder, back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sweating or "cold sweat"
  • Fullness, indigestion or choking feeling
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Extreme weakness or anxiety
  • Rapid or irregular heart beats

If you experience any of these symptoms, call 911. Tell them to take you to the Accredited Chest Pain ER at Palmetto Health Richland.

Symptoms of a Heart Attack

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