Cardiology Services

Learn to recognize the signs of a heart attack— they are not the same for men and women.

MEN experiencing these symptoms could be showing early signs of a heart attack:

  • Shortness of breath.
  • Chest pain or discomfort in the center or left side of chest.
  • Light-headedness or sudden dizziness
  • Upper-body discomfort in one or both arms, the back, shoulders, neck, jaw or upper part of the stomach.
  • Heartburn-like feeling

WOMEN experiencing these symptoms could be showing early signs of a heart attack:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Heartburn-like feeling or loss of appetite
  • Pain, numbness, discomfort in the back, neck or jaw
  • Pressure or squeezing in the chest
  • Unexplained cough
  • Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
  • Light-headedness or sudden dizziness
  • Unexplained fatigue

IF YOU EXPERIENCE THESE SIGNS, PLEASE CALL 911.

 

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  • Last updated: 07/28/2014
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