Something You Should Know

6-signs-of-a-heart-attack6 Signs of a Heart Attack

A heart attack is nothing to brush off. They can come on quickly and kill instantly. So if you think you or someone around you is having a heart attack, contact 911 immediately. But if you are unsure, here are 6 signs to look out for.

  1. Chest Pain/Tightening – Tightness of the chest is one of the most telltale signs of a heart attack. This can feel like pressure, squeezing, or simply discomfort in the chest area. This pain can subside then return and can spread from the chest to the neck, head, back, or arms.
  1. Shortness of Breath – Feeling like you can’t catch your breath can be another sign of a heart attack. This can happen before the chest pain or while your chest hurts, so if you start to feel chest pain, think back to whether you were having trouble catching your breath recently.
  1. Nausea and Vomiting – Feeling like you are going to be sick, or actually vomiting, can often occur during a heart attack. This can be associated with burping or indigestion, as well.
  1. Arm Pain – Most typically in the left arm, it is common for the chest