Know The Signs

Heart Attack Signs

Nearly half of sudden cardiac deaths happen before people reach the hospital, showing that many men and women who were having a heart attack didn’t know the warning signs.

Women, watch for these warning signs:

  • Chest pain/pressure
  • Weakness
  • Neck, jaw and/or shoulder pain
  • Pressure or pain in lower chest, upper back or upper abdomen
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Fainting
  • Sweating
  • Extreme fatigue

Men, look out for these heart attack signs:

  • Left arm, back, jaw and/or neck pain
  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal discomfort that may feel like indigestion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold sweat
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness

Our tools, technology and highly skilled cardiac team can help stop a heart attack from striking. We offer a full range of cardiac care, groundbreaking rehabilitation and the region’s only dedicated Heart Hospital.

Learn more about Saint Francis’ amazing cardiac care.

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