Recognizing Heart Attack Symptoms

What to look for when looking for heart attack symptoms.

A heart attack can be a scary thing, but it’s very important to know what heart attack symptoms feel like and to understand what to do should you experience an onset of these symptoms.

I’m Heart Healthy Henry and I’m hoping you never experience the heart attack symptoms, but if you do, I want to be sure that you know what to look for and what to do should they occur.

I’m going to be going over the heart attack symptoms with you and what you need to do in the event a heart attack strikes.

The Symptoms

The images that you see in movies of a sudden heart attack with a man or woman suddenly grabbing her chest and falling over do on occasion happen, but most of the time heart attacks come on more slowly with the onset of symptoms being gradual.

Squeezing Pressure

The most common of heart attack symptoms includes a squeezing pressure in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes. This pressure can feel like an uncomfortable fullness or can be a dull to sharp pain.

Shoulder and Neck Pain

Heart attack symptoms also include pain that spreads to the shoulder, neck and/or arms. This pain can be severe or it can be mild. The pain can be located in the chest, upper abdomen, inside the arms or the neck, shoulders, and/or jaw.

Chest Discomfort

If you experience chest discomfort with lightheadedness or fainting, that can be another sign of a heart attack.

Other Heart Attack Symptoms

Other heart attack symptoms include anxiety, cold sweaty skin, irregular heart rate, and paleness.

Prevention Is Key

The best way to ensure that you don’t suffer from heart attack is to prevent one. Proper diet, exercise and daily supplements like the one at are great ways to ensure that you don’t suffer from heart attack symptoms.

If Symptoms Present Themselves

If heart attack symptoms do present themselves, it’s important that you seek medical care immediately. Waiting even a little bit can cause irreversible damage to your heart. Call 911 and go to the nearest hospital for treatment of your heart attack symptoms.

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