Symptoms of a heart attack can include, but are not limited to:
Uncomfortable pressure, fullness or squeezing pain the center of your chest, lasting more than a few minutes.
Pain or discomfort in your shoulders, jaw, neck or arms.
Lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath.
Whether you suspect a heart attack or think it's just indigestion, act immediately. Be aware that you may not have all of these symptoms, and symptoms can come and go.
If you believe you or someone else may be experiencing a heart attack:
Call 911 first.
Sit quietly or lie down if you are feeling faint. Breathe slowly and deeply.
Take a single aspirin tablet, unless you are allergic to it.
Heart Care Services
When it comes to your heart, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. From diagnosing your condition to cardiac rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic Health System's cardiology experts offer a range of services and clinics so your care plan can be just as unique as you are.