Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack
Knowing the signs and symptoms of heart attack could save your life.
Knowing how to detect a heart attack and taking fast and appropriate action could make the difference between life and death.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms call 9-1-1 right away! Every minute counts, even if the symptoms seem to disappear!
Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing, or burning pain in the center of the chest that either lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and then comes back.
Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck or arms.
Chest discomfort along with severe pain, lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath.
Unusual chest pain, stomach or abdominal pain
Nausea or dizziness (without chest pain)
Shortness of breath with difficulty breathing.
Unexplained anxiety, weakness or extreme fatigue.
Palpitations, cold sweat or paleness.
Not all of these warning signs occur in every heart attack. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately!
Nebraska Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
301 Centennial Mall South P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044