Heart Attack Signs

Be Prepared & Act Fast

Heart Attack Signs

If you experience any of these signs below call 9-1-1 immediately.

• Chest Discomfort

• Sweating

• Upper Body Discomfort

• Nausea

• Shortness of Breath

• Light-Headedness

Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the centre or left side of the chest that either lasts for more than a few minutes or comes and goes. The discomfort can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain.

Women’s Signs of a Heart Attack May Differ 

Heart attacks can affect both men and women, but there are some differences in the way that heart attacks can present in men and women.

Women may experience different symptoms of heart attacks than men, and they may be less likely to experience the classic symptoms of chest pain and discomfort.

•Shortness of Breath

• Dizziness

• Nausea and Vomiting

• Light-Headedness

• Extreme Fatigue

• Upper Back Pressure

• Pressure or Pain in the Lower Chest or Upper Abdomen



Doctors recommend that if an individual experiences signs of a heart attack, to immediately call 911, then chew one 325mg ASA tablet for 30 seconds and swallow it.

The Aspirin slows clotting and decreases the size of the forming blood clot, thereby preventing the heart attack from becoming more severe.

Don't hesitate to call 9-1-1.


Don’t give out any medication.

Although aspirin is a blood thinner, don’t give someone aspirin while they’re having a stroke. A blood clot is only one cause of a stroke. A stroke can also be caused by a burst blood vessel in the brain.

Since you don’t know which type of stroke the person is having, don’t give any medication that could make bleeding worse..