Heart Attack Symptoms
Seek Care Immediately!
Click Here or scan the QR Code to see what a Heart Attack looks like according to the American Heart Association. Don't wait to get help if you experience any of the below heart attack warning signs. We often think that heart attacks are sudden and intense, but the majority start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Pay attention to what your body is telling you. If you feel you are experiencing any symptoms or discomfort, seek immediate medical attention.
Signs & Symptoms of a Heart Attack
- Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
- Other symptoms include cold sweat, nausea, lightheadedness, palpitations, paleness, weakness/fatigue, or dizziness
- Women symptoms may differ than men. Women tend to experience other symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain. Learn about the warning signs of heart attack in women.
Gold Plus for Stroke
Fauquier Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability. The American Heart Association presents Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GoldPlus award for proven dedication to ensuring all stroke patients have access to best practices and life-saving care.
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