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:
- 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.