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Symptoms of Heart Attack


Updated December 16, 2003

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Symptoms of Heart Attacks

  • chest pain

  • back pain

  • pain or deep aching and throbbing in one or both arms

  • breathlessness

  • clammy sweating

  • dizziness

  • anxiety

  • fluid retention usually in the lower legs or ankles

  • fluttering, rapid heartbeats, palpitations

  • nausea

  • feeling of heaviness, tightnes, or pressure-like chest pain between the breasts that may radiate to the left arm or shoulder

What are the treatments for Heart Attack?

Anytime you experience the symptoms of a heart attack, it is imperative that you do not delay calling 911. Every minute that goes by during a heart attack before receiving treatment significantly lowers your risk of survival. Heart attack victims who have a delay of 10 minutes or longer before recieving treatment have a low chance of survival.

Visit our Health Treatments Guide Index for more information about Heart Attack and other women's health conditions.

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Always discuss any symptoms you may be experiencing with your health care provider for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Didn't find your symptoms here? Go to the Health Symptoms Guide Index for more common women's health symptoms.

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