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How do I know when I am having a heart attack?

Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain inthe center of your chest. Shortness of breath with or without chestdiscomfort. Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat,nausea or lightheadedness. As with men, women's most commonheart attack symptom is chest pain ordiscomfort.

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In this way, how do I know I am having a heart attack?

Someone having a heart attack may feel:

  1. chest pain, which may also include feelings of: tightness.discomfort. crushing pain.
  2. spreading pain, which may spread out: from the chest area. downone or both arms.
  3. shortness of breath.
  4. paleness, sweating or overall weakness.
  5. nausea, vomiting and maybe indigestion.
  6. anxiety or fear.

Subsequently, question is, how long do heart attack symptoms last before you have one? A: “Shortness of breath, chest pain (or jaw pain,shoulder pain or arm pain), funny heart beats, nausea orvomiting.” Q: How long do symptoms last during aheart attack? A: “They will typicallylast for 15 minutes or longer. Seconds of symptomstypically are not (due to) your heart.

People also ask, what are the 4 silent signs of a heart attack?

Never Ignore These 11 Heart Symptoms

  • Chest Discomfort. It's the most common sign of heartdanger.
  • Nausea, Indigestion, Heartburn, or Stomach Pain. Some peoplehave these symptoms during a heart attack.
  • Pain that Spreads to the Arm.
  • You Feel Dizzy or Lightheaded.
  • Throat or Jaw Pain.
  • You Get Exhausted Easily.
  • Snoring.
  • Sweating.

How can you test for a heart attack at home?

  1. ECG . The ECG (also known as EKG or electrocardiogram) can tellhow much damage has occurred to your heart muscle and where it hasoccurred.
  2. Blood tests. Blood may be drawn to measure levels of cardiacenzymes that indicate heart muscle damage.
  3. Echocardiography.
  4. Cardiac catheterization.

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