FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - February is American Heart Month. It's important to know the signs of a heart attack. Jason Meyers and Parkview Hospital discuss this important topic. Watch the video to find out more.
Signs of a heart attack for men and women can be different.
Signs of a Woman's Heart Attack:
- Sudden onset of severe fatigue, like the flu, often with vague chest discomfort.
- Discomfort, fullness, tightness, squeezing or pressure in the center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes or comes and goes.
- Pressure or pain that spreads to the upper back, shoulders, neck, jaw or arms.
- Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.
- Dizziness or nausea.
- Clammy sweats, heart flutters, or paleness.
- Unexplained feelings of anxiety, fatigue or weakness, especially with exertion.
- Stomach or abdominal pain.
Signs of a Man's Heart Attack
- Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing, pain or discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes.
- Pain or discomfort that spreads to the shoulders, neck, or arms.
- Pain, dizziness, sweating, nausea, or shortness of breath.
- Any chest discomfort that causes anxiety or concern.
- Any of the above symptoms that disappear with rest, then return with exertion.
- Pain that lasts for 10 to 15 minutes while you are resting should be evaluated immediately.
All of these signs occur before the heart attack.
- The warning signs may happen days, weeks, or even months before the heart attack occurs.
- The warning signs may be mild and easy to ignore.
- The warning signs may be confused with indigestion.
- The warning signs may be confused with sore muscles.
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