Signs and Symptoms
Sudden, Intense, Crushing Chest Pain
Some heart attacks are obvious - sudden, intense, crushing chest pain. But many are not so obvious. These may come with less intense symptoms:
Less Intense Symptoms
Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes, or that goes away and returns. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
Upper Body Discomfort
Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. This can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
Shortness of Breath
This may occur with or without chest discomfort.
These may include: