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Recognizing a Heart Attack Increases Chances for Recovery

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What are the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack?

By Kris Roloff, quality care coordinator, condition management at Network Health
Originally published on 2/4/2022 at 10:45 a.m.

According lớn the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), every 40 seconds somebody in the United States suffers a heart attack. Also called a cardiac arrest, a heart attack represents a severe threat that can be fatal or negatively affect your chất lượng of life .
Because a heart attack has a rapid onset, it’s important Khủng recognize the signs và symptoms và catch it early enough lớn get treatment .

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

Being aware of these symptoms could save your life .

Chest pain/discomfort

Arguably the most well-known heart attack symptom ; most people who experience a heart attack will feel some degree of pain or discomfort in their chest with varying degrees of severity. This pain may feel lượt thích a tightness / pressure và may radiate or fluctuate in & out .

Pain or discomfort downstream from the heart

Another common symptom of a heart attack, especially in those assigned male at birth, is a pain in the left shoulder or arm. You may also feel pain / discomfort in your back or your neck. Some heart attack victims may even get pain in their stomach or jaw, which is why it’s important phệ be aware of which symptoms you may have at the same thời gian as the less common ones .

Weakness, vertigo or lightheadedness

If you’re suffering a heart attack, you may feel weak or lightheaded with a quick onset. You may also feel dizziness ( vertigo ) or a general sense of brain fog. Because this symptom can be common with other events or illnesses, it’s important béo keep an eye on other symptoms that may be developing .

Shortness of breath

If you’re having trouble breathing & experiencing any of the other symptoms above, it could signify a heart attack / cardiac sự kiện .

Flu-like symptoms

In addition Khủng the above, a heart attack or cardiac sự kiện can produce the quick onset of flu symptoms lượt thích nausea, chills, a cold sweat và more. If you’re experiencing any abnormal symptoms seemingly out of the xanh, Hotline an emergency line lượt thích 911 .

With a heart attack, early detection can be life-saving

Heart attacks may be common, but they can be survived with the proper understanding of their symptoms & appropriate action taken upon detecting them .
As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are more likely than men bự experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea / vomiting & back or jaw pain .
If you’re looking for more information on how your Wisconsin health kế hoạch can help you prevent heart attacks và detect risk factors that could make them more likely, tương tác us today .

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