Know the Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Taking steps to prevent heart disease is important, but you also need to recognize the warning signs of a heart attack.

Symptoms can be different for women—and they can be more subtle. It’s crucial to get help at the onset of symptoms.

Symptoms include:

  • Chest pain
  • Feeling breathless—for women, this may occur without chest pain of any kind
  • Flu-like symptoms—specifically nausea, clamminess or cold sweats
  • Unexplained fatigue, weakness or dizziness
  • Pain in upper back, shoulders, arm, neck or jaw
  • Feelings of anxiety or doom

If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor or 911, or go to an emergency room.