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The signs that might indicate someone is having or is going to have a heart attack are indicated by the NHS.
Chest pain or discomfort will most likely suddenly appear. This can feel like a pressure, squeezing or heaviness in your chest.
However severe chest pain can often be mistaken for indigestion.
The NHS state: “It’s the combination of symptoms that’s important in determining whether a person is having a heart attack and not the severity of chest pain.”
Other heart attack symptoms
- Feeling sick, sweaty, light headed
- Shortness of breath
- Pains in your left or right arm, jaw, back or stomach
These are all signs indicated by the NHS and the BHF that individuals may experience.
These symptoms can either persist over a number of days or they can come on suddenly and unexpectedly.
Less common signs, but still ones to be aware of include a sudden feeling of anxiety, similar to a panic attack and excessive coughing and wheezing.
This is due to a build up of fluid in the lungs.
They are more likely to experience chest pains, upper body pain and indigestion like stomach discomfort.
An individual with a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, obesity, or other risk factors, are at increased risk of having a heart attack.
If you think you might be having a heart attack, the first thing you must do is dial 999 immediately for an ambulance.
The BHF say next you should sit down, rest, take a 300mg aspirin if you have one within arms reach and then wait for the paramedics to arrive.