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Symptoms of a heart attack

Updated: Dec 20, 2022

What are some of the symptoms of a heart attack?

Does that mean that we're having a blockage when we have a heart attack and guess it also the symptoms might vary from the sexism? Do a man's symptoms differ from a woman's?



A heart attack 99% of the time, means that there is a blockage in the heart artery. There are exceptions, sometimes we see heart attacks in younger people and especially in women. That's happened because of issues other than blockage inflammation, and dissection, but commonly when we talk about a heart attack, we talk about the blockage and narrowing of the heart artery because of issues other than a blockage, for example, building up plaque or atherosclerosis.




The symptom of heart attack is what we commonly have talked about it and people mostly know about it is chest pain. Sometimes it is described as chest pressure. Generally, it happens on the left side but can also happen in the center of the chest.

Occasionally it can happen in the back or other areas such as the shoulders, and neck, and generally, it's a pressure feeling last for more than a few seconds. It usually lasts 5 to 10 minutes and sometimes it's per long, sometimes associated with shortness of breath, fatigue, and tiredness. Now there are some of what we call atypical symptoms and it has been reported that those generally happen in women. Nausea vomiting, abdominal pain, and sometimes pain in the jaw have been reported, so we do see those symptoms a little bit more frequently in women. That is a problem because most of the time those symptoms are not considered cardiac-related.

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