Heart disease is the #1 killer of women. Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, but most start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Would you recognize the early signs of a heart attack?
- Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness. or pain in the center of your chest, which lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back
- Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach
- Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort
- Nausea or vomiting, light-headedness or fainting, breaking out in a cold sweat
content provided by the American Heart Association