Common symptoms of heart attacks include:  

  • Chest discomfort, pressure, or pain 
  • Pain that goes to one or both arms, your neck, and/or your back 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Fatigue or weakness 
  • Dizziness or fainting 
  • Sweating 
  • Nausea or vomiting  
  • Heartburn 
  • Anxiety, depression, or mood changes 

Not all heart attacks come with chest pain. Heart attack symptoms can look different for different people. There are especially big differences for men and women. Men are more likely to have chest pain. Women are more likely to not have any chest pain but have other symptoms like heartburn. Because of this, women should be extra aware of the other signs and symptoms of a heart attack. 

Usually these symptoms get worse with activity, like when you’re walking around. It can be hard to know if you’re having a heart attack because symptoms can also come from other problems. But heart attacks are very serious medical emergencies. Even if you’re not sure, it’s important to seek help right away if you think you may be having a heart attack. 

Hard to breathe and your chest feels tight? Go to the ER and check if you’re alright!