What are the symptoms of a heart attack?!
Question: I had trouble breathing after my last workout at the gym, kind of pants . It went away but...should I be worried
Answers: I had trouble breathing after my last workout at the gym, kind of pants . It went away but...should I be worried
The "classic" symptoms of a heart attack are
1. Sudden pain or pressure in the chest
2. Shortness of Breath
3. Pain in the arms, especially the left arm.
But many women do not experience the classic symptoms. Women can experience
1. Pain in the upper back between the shoulder blades
2. Extreme fatigue
4. Any or none of the classic symptoms.
So, as you can see, you should not guess at whether you are having a heart attack. If you are at all unsure, go to the Emergency Room. If you are having a myocardial infarction, they can administer a potentially life-saving clot-busting drug.
Heart attacks are under-diagnosed in women. So I wish I could say don't worry but that would perhaps not be the right answer for you.
Good luck to you.
Difficulty breathing is not usually an indicator of heart attack. It is normal to have shortness of breath after exercising especially if you are not used to it. Heart attacks usually cause severe chest pain which may radiate to the left arm, sweating, nausea, feeling of anxiety.
SYMPTOMS OF A : Heart Attack
- Abdominal pain
- Moist skin
- Skin, cold clammy
I promise. You were just fine.
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Shortness of breath is more common with angina than a heart attack. If you have serious concerns, talk to your doctor - heart problems can be slowed when they are treated earlier rather than later.
If you're concerned go to your doctor. No one can tell you if it's a heart attack over the internet. Here's more info: