Do You Know the Symptoms of a Heart Attack?


Originally posted on The Bench Press:

Have you ever wondered how you could tell if someone you love is having a heart attack?  Are the symptoms different for men and women or are they the same?   Well, here are some symptoms to look for:

Chest pain – This discomfort or pain can feel like a tight ache, pressure, fullness or squeezing in the center of your chest lasting more than a few minutes. This discomfort may come and go.

Upper body pain – Pain or discomfort may spread beyond your chest to your shoulders, arms, back, neck, teeth or jaw. You may have upper body pain with no chest discomfort.

Stomach pain – Pain may extend downward into your abdominal area and may feel like heartburn.

Shortness of breath – You may pant for breath or try to take in deep breaths. This often occurs before you develop chest discomfort or you may not experience any…

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