Every second counts during a cardiac emergency, which is why you should educate yourself on the signs of a heart attack so you can seek help when it is needed. Watch this video for some first-hand patient accounts of their heart attack symptoms as well as a list of common warning signs.
A person suffering a heart attack may feel pressure, pain, or a squeezing sensation in the chest. He or she may also feel pain that radiates down the arms or up into the jaw, nausea or stomach pain, lightheadedness, or shortness of breath.
If you experience any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately. Menorah Medical Center’s emergency care physicians can use the latest technology to open blocked arteries, protect your heart, and treat a variety of cardiac conditions. Find out why we’re an accredited Chest Pain Center by calling (913) 498-6000.