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What are the symptoms of a slight heart attack?

What are the symptoms of a slight heart attack?


  • Pressure, tightness, pain, or a squeezing or aching sensation in your chest or arms that may spread to your neck, jaw or back.
  • Nausea, indigestion, heartburn or abdominal pain.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Cold sweat.
  • Fatigue.
  • Lightheadedness or sudden dizziness.

What is the most common age for a woman to have a heart attack?

In women, heart attacks are more likely to occur after the age of 50.

What are five signs that someone is having a heart attack?

What are the symptoms of heart attack?

  • Chest pain or discomfort.
  • Feeling weak, light-headed, or faint.
  • Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back.
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms or shoulders.
  • Shortness of breath.

Did you have a heart attack—and not know it?

About half of all heart attacks are mistaken for less serious problems and can increase your risk of dying from coronary artery disease. You can have a heart attack and not even know it. A silent heart attack, known as a silent myocardial infarction (SMI), account for 45% of heart attacks and strike men more than women.

What are symptoms of heartburn in women?

Many women suffering from heartburn develop a sore throat as well. The soreness in the throat in turn triggers a cough. It also leads to pain while swallowing. Some women get a strange discomfort as if some food particles are stuck inside their throat.

Why do women have heart attacks?

Certain diseases that only affect women increase the risk of coronary artery disease, the leading cause of heart attack. These include endometriosis, polycystic ovary disease, diabetes and high blood pressure that develop during pregnancy.

Can you have symptoms of heart attack for days?

Impending heart attack signs can be present for days or even a few weeks before the actual attack. At other times, a person can be besieged in just a few minutes. The pain can last for 30 minutes or more but this can vary immensely during a heart attack and can even appear to dissipate altogether in some cases.