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Are you having a heart attack

By Anonymous July 3, 2017 - 6:21pm
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If your heart burns

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for your question.

Typical heart attack symptoms include:

Chest discomfort or pain. This discomfort or pain can feel like a tight ache, pressure, fullness or squeezing in your chest lasting more than a few minutes. This discomfort may come and go.

Upper body pain. Pain or discomfort may spread beyond your chest to your shoulders, arms, back, neck, teeth or jaw. You may have upper body pain with no chest discomfort.

Stomach pain. Pain may extend downward into your abdominal area and may feel like heartburn.

Shortness of breath. You may pant for breath or try to take in deep breaths. This often occurs before you develop chest discomfort, or you may not experience any chest discomfort.

Anxiety. You may feel a sense of doom or feel as if you're having a panic attack for no apparent reason.

Lightheadedness. In addition to chest pressure, you may feel dizzy or feel like you might pass out.

Sweating. You may suddenly break into a sweat with cold, clammy skin.

Nausea and vomiting. You may feel sick to your stomach or vomit.

Heart palpitations. You may feel as if your heart is skipping beats, or you may just be very aware that your heart is beating.


July 4, 2017 - 7:33am
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