Heart Attack 101

Symptoms of a heart attack vary by individual, so listen to your body and be alert for:3

  • Chest pain

    , either crushing pain or tightness, pressure and discomfort that comes and goes

  • Pressure

    or pain in the jaw, upper back, arms, neck or shoulders

  • Shortness of breath

    , difficulty breathing

  • Nausea

    , dizziness, pain in stomach or abdomen

  • Feelings of anxiety

    , weakness or overwhelming fatigue

  • Clammy sweating

    , heart flutters, paleness

Chest pain is the most common symptom in both sexes, but women may also experience other symptoms. These symptoms may include:

  • Unusual fatigue

    that gets worse with activity

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Heartburn/nausea



    unrelieved by antacids

  • Tightening and pain

    in the chest that may extend into the neck, jaws and shoulders

  • A general feeling of weakness

    , paleness, and sweating