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Symptoms can include:

chest pain – a sensation of pressure, tightness or squeezing in the centre of your chest

pain in other parts of the body – travelling from your chest to your arms (usually the left,but it can be both), jaw, neck, back and abdomen

  • feeling lightheaded or dizzy

  • sweating

  • shortness of breath

  • feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting)

  • an overwhelming sense of anxiety (similar to having a panic attack)

  • coughing or wheezing

Although the chest pain is often severe, some people may only experience minor pain, similar to indigestion. In some cases, there may not be any chest pain at all, especially in women, the elderly and people with diabetes.

Dial 999 immediately if you suspect that you or someone you know is having a heart attack.

If required give CPR until the ambulance/paramedic arrives -and call for a defibrillator (AED) if one is available

Recognising Signs & Symptoms of a Heart Attack (Sudden Cardiac Arrest , SCA)

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