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What are the earliest symptoms of heart attack?
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Dr. Peter Banitt
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Can be varied
The "typical" symptoms of a heart attack are like an 'elephant sitting on my chest.
' however symptoms can be varied and be a tightness, fullness, burning or achiness in the chest, neck, jaw, shoulder or arm. Sometimes there will be a sense of nausea and sweatiness. Others will have a marked sense of shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms call your doctor or 911 immediately.

In brief: Can be varied
The "typical" symptoms of a heart attack are like an 'elephant sitting on my chest.
' however symptoms can be varied and be a tightness, fullness, burning or achiness in the chest, neck, jaw, shoulder or arm. Sometimes there will be a sense of nausea and sweatiness. Others will have a marked sense of shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms call your doctor or 911 immediately.
Dr. Peter Banitt
Dr. Peter Banitt
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: None
Most of the acute myocardial infarctions occur suddenly without prior noticeable symptoms.

In brief: None
Most of the acute myocardial infarctions occur suddenly without prior noticeable symptoms.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Eric Toloza
but will then feel chest pain, possibly arm or neck pain, nausea, sweating, shortness of breath, lightheadedness ...
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