Heart Disease Symptoms

Women may experience heart attack symptoms different from men. The American Heart Association says the body likely will send one or more of these warning signals of a heart attack.

Common Heart Attack Symptoms

  • Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes.
  • Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck or arms.
  • Chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath.

Less Common Heart Attack Symptoms

  • Atypical chest pain, stomach or abdominal pain.
  • Nausea or dizziness.
  • Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.
  • Unexplained anxiety, weakness or fatigue. Palpitations, cold sweat or paleness.