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What are the symptoms of heart attack and what should I do?

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Veronica Parker
General Practice
7 doctors agree

In brief: Chest pain

A heart attack or mi (myocardial infarction) can often begin suddenly with chest pain often described as having heavy pressure "like an elephant sitting on your chest.
" many times this pain can radiate to the left neck, left shoulder and down the left arm. The patient may start sweating and feel their heart racing. If you have similar symptoms, go to the er or call 911 immediately.

In brief: Chest pain

A heart attack or mi (myocardial infarction) can often begin suddenly with chest pain often described as having heavy pressure "like an elephant sitting on your chest.
" many times this pain can radiate to the left neck, left shoulder and down the left arm. The patient may start sweating and feel their heart racing. If you have similar symptoms, go to the er or call 911 immediately.
Veronica Parker
Veronica Parker
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
In addition some people (ie women, diabetics) have atypical symptoms such as shortness of breath or shoulder pain without chest pain. If you're concerned about some symptoms you're having, see a doctor.
Veronica Parker
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: What to do?

It is recommended to go to the er if you are worried about your symptoms.
If your have heart disease, diabetes type ii, or high blood pressure, or a family history of any of these - it's in your best interest to seek help quickly. You may try taking a baby aspirin, 81mg, and then get to a doctor - even if symptoms decrease.

In brief: What to do?

It is recommended to go to the er if you are worried about your symptoms.
If your have heart disease, diabetes type ii, or high blood pressure, or a family history of any of these - it's in your best interest to seek help quickly. You may try taking a baby aspirin, 81mg, and then get to a doctor - even if symptoms decrease.
Veronica Parker
Veronica Parker
Answer assisted by Veronica Parker, Medical Student
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