Heart attack symptoms

Heart attack symptoms

Symptoms of a heart attack may widely vary, from the classic "elephant on the chest" feeling of crushing pain, to the nausea and heartburn mistaken for indigestion. Atypical symptoms often occur in women. In some patients, the only symptoms may be sudden fatigue or an oppressive feeling of impending doom.



Review Date: 10/15/2018  

Reviewed By: Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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