Know the Signs of a Heart Attack – It Might Just Save Your Life

By February 26, 2014 August 9th, 2019 Blog

Heart Attack Symptoms:

  • Discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back.
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest pain.
  • Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
  • Women can experience a heart attack without chest pressure and may have pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen, shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.

If you have any of these signs, don’t wait more than five minutes before calling for help. Even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, have it checked out. Time is critical in saving lives, call 911 immediately. Do not drive to the hospital; emergency medical services (EMS) staff can begin treatment as soon as they arrive, and in most cases much sooner than the time it takes to drive to a hospital.