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What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

Symptoms of a heart attack can vary. Some individuals with a heart attack may report severe chest pain, while others may only experience indigestion. If you have diabetes, are elderly or have high blood pressure, you may not even notice any pain. Common symptoms of heart attack include: pain, discomfort or tightness in the chest, that may also radiate to the jaw, neck, arms, shoulder or back; shortness of breath; palpitations, which is the sensation of a rapid or irregular heartbeat; excessive sweating; nausea or vomiting, and; dizziness.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 17 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Hypertension

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