What Are Pre-Heart Attack Symptoms?

Before a heart attak, a blood clot in your arteries stops a portion of blood flowing to your heart, making the blood supply to your heart insufficient. The heart muscle starts to squeeze so as to get more blood, at this time you feel chest pain.

Symptoms may include:

  • Chest pain or malaise
  • Pressure on the chest
  • A strong pain in the arms, neck, jaw, shoulders, or back
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Anxiety
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness

In women the symtoms may be atypical. For example, women may feel no pain or pressure on chest at all, instead they may feel teetch or jaw pain, nausea, or stomach pain. Sometimes they just feel a type of discomfort that they can’t explain.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.