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Nine Heart Attack Symptoms

Chest pain or discomfort

Chest pain that comes and goes and returns

Pain in shoulder, arm, back, neck, jaw or stomach

Lightheadedness or fainting



Shortness of breath*

Nausea or vomiting*

Pain in back or jaw*

*More common for women than men

Not all people who have heart attacks experience the same symptoms or to the same degree. If you think you are having a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately for an ambulance to take you to the hospital. Do not try to drive yourself.

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