Heart attack warning signs
- By Stephanie Kanowitz
- Jun 06, 2011
- Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
- Breaking out in a cold sweat.
Source: American Heart Association
Stephanie Kanowitz is a freelance writer based in northern Virginia.