The Symptoms of a Heart Attack


The team from DrSmartphoneMD must remind all readers that it is in your best interest to call 911 immediately, if you believe that you are having a heart attack.  This article is designed only to provide you with a basic description of symptoms that one may experience if they are suffering a heart attack, and is meant for informational purposes only.  The article is not intended to be used for purposes of diagnosis of a heart attack.

How can a woman tell if the symptoms that she is experiencing is actually a symptom of a heart attack, indigestion or a recurrence of pain from a long ago injury?  There are some very definite warning signs, and some stereotypical symptoms of heart attacks.  A woman may experience some of these symptoms or, in some cases; the woman will experience none of these symptoms.  Only a blood test administered by a medical doctor, matched with results of an EKG (electrocardiogram) can definitely indicate whether a woman has experienced a heart attack.  If a woman remembers that only medical professionals can definitely diagnose a heart attack, the DrSmartphoneMD team can provide a basic rundown of potential symptoms.

Please keep in mind that this information is intended to promote heart health awareness.

Each woman will present with a different set of unique symptoms when experiencing a heart attack.  Some women will experience several symptoms, while their counterparts may show no physical symptoms before experiencing a cardiac incident.  The sooner symptoms are both recognized and acted upon, the better the chances for survival as well as a full recovery.

  • Massive chest pain.
  • Pain in the stomach and abdomen.
  • Clammy skin, pale complexion and a heart flutter.
  • Wheezing and shortness of breath, or an inability to catch their breath.
  • Nausea that is often accompanied by dizziness, a feeling of vertigo or inner ear issues.
  • Unexplained feelings of fatigue, weakness and an overwhelming sense of anxiety and dread.
  • Discomfort that manifests as an uncomfortable pressure and squeezing in the center of the chest.

Please keep in mind that this information is intended for the purpose of raising heart health awareness for women across the country.  If you are concerned that you are experiencing the symptoms of heart attack, it is suggested that you call 911 and seek immediate medical assistance.