Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease
In popular media, a heart attack victim clutches his or her chest and falls to the ground. However, symptoms of coronary artery disease are often far less obvious, ranging from mild discomfort to extreme pressure or pain. If one or more of signs or symptoms is present, call a doctor or seek emergency care immediately. Signs and symptoms of a heart attack include: • Pressure, tightness, and a squeezing pain in your chest • Shortness of breath • Pain radiating down your arm, shoulders, jaw, neck, and back, particularly on the left side • Dizziness, sweating, weakness • Anxiety, feeling of impending doom • Indigestion or nausea and vomiting Heart attack symptoms can vary significantly. Seek emergency medical assistance if you suspect you may be having a heart attack.