Signs and Symp­toms of Coronary Artery Disease

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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.

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