General Heart Attack Warning Signs

A heart attack can occur at any time- and they are not always sudden and intense. The Society of Chest Pain Centers reports that 50% of sudden cardiac deaths occur outside of a hospital, suggesting that many people do not act on early warning signs. Knowing and recognizing heart attack warning signs can save a life. When it comes to your heart, every minute matters.

If you or someone you love is experiencing any sign or symptoms of a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately and go directly to the emergency room.

Heart attacks are not always sudden and intense. Many heart attacks start slowly with only mild pain or discomfort. Some people do not experience chest pain but instead have other signs. Signs of a heart attack include:

Chest Discomfort

Discomfort In Other Areas Of The Upper Body

Other Signs (With Or Without Chest Discomfort)

Know The Difference between Heart Attacks in Men & Women

Heart Attack in Women ›
Heart Attack in Men ›
If you are experiencing any symptoms of an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.