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Chest pain and heart attack

Chest discomfort or pain is a key warning symptom of a heart attack. Heart attack symptoms include:

  • Chest discomfort or pain that is crushing or squeezing, feels like a heavy weight on the chest, or is occurring with any of the following symptoms:
  • Sweating.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Pain, pressure, or a strange feeling in the back, neck, jaw, upper belly, or one or both shoulders or arms. The left shoulder and arm are more commonly affected.
  • Lightheadedness or sudden weakness.
  • A fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat.