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LifeFone's Heart Attack Warning Signs

The American Heart Association says these are the most common warning signs of a heart attack:

  • Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes.
  • Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck or arms
  • Chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath

Less-common warning signs of heart attack are…

  • Atypical chest pain, stomach or abdominal pain
  • Nausea or dizziness
  • Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
  • Unexplained anxiety, weakness or fatigue
  • Palpitations, cold sweat or paleness

Symptoms Suggesting Stroke

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
    An entire side of the body, face, arms and leg (Hemiparesis)
    An arm or a leg (Monoparesis)
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
    Expressing or comprehending words (Aphasia)
    Slurring of words (Dysarthria)
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
    Loss of vision in one eye
    Loss of vision of one side
    Double vision
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
    Loss of balance on standing or walking (Truncal ataxia)
    Of arm or leg (Limb ataxia)

Stroke can be present with any of the above symptoms in a mild, moderate or severe degree and in any combination. Other symptoms include:

  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause
  • A sudden decline in the level of consciousness

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