Symptoms of a Heart Attack
- Not feeling comfort, pressure, heaviness, or pain in the chest, arm, or below the breastbone.
- Not feeling comfort radiating at the back, jaw, throat, or arm.
- Fullness, indigestion, or choking feeling (similar to heartburn).
- Sweating, nausea, vomiting, or dizziness.
- Feeling very weak,anxiety, or shortness of breath.
- Fast or irregular heartbeats.
During a heart attack, symptoms generally last 30 minutes or longer and are not relieved by rest or taking oral medications. Early symptoms may start as a mild discomfort that increases to severe pain.
Few people have a heart attack without having any symptoms, which is known as a “silent” myocardial infarction (MI). It happens more often in people with diabetes then others.