Any chest discomfort or pain that lasts for more than a few minutes requires immediate medical attention. Less common heart attack symptoms…

  • Pain or discomfort in the back, between the shoulder blades, in the neck, the jaw, the left shoulder and/or one or both arms.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Cold sweats.
  • Nausea and/or vomiting.
  • A feeling of indigestion.
  • Sudden fatigue or weakness.
  • Dizziness, light-headedness or fainting.
  • Sense of impending doom (especially in women).

If you experience any of the above symptoms for more than five minutes—and think you may be having a heart attack—immediately call 911.

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