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Heart Attack Symptoms

June 27, 2019

From the Everyday Health website

Heart attack symptoms vary in both type and severity.

Your symptoms may be mild and come on slowly over the course of several hours, or they may be sudden and intense.

Chest pain or pressure, in particular, can develop gradually and come and go, often getting worse with exertion and better with rest. While chest pain may be the most common heart attack symptom, not all people experience chest pain during a heart attack.

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, there’s evidence that about one-third of people with heart attacks experience no chest pain. People with diabetes and older adults are more likely to experience a heart attack without chest pain.

Heart attack symptoms in men and women are often different.

While the range of symptoms varies, the more symptoms you have, the more likely it is that you’re having a heart attack.

If you think you may be having a heart attack, it’s important to take action immediately. This means, above all, calling for emergency help.

Depending on your doctor’s instructions, you may also benefit from taking aspirin or other drugs that your doctor has prescribed.

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