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Heart Disease Symptoms

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.