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The most characteristic symptom of a heart attack, according to the American Heart Association, is a severe, crushing pain in the chest that may radiate outward to the shoulders, arms and neck. Heart attacks can also cau... More »

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A woman with signs of a heart attach should call 911 for an ambulance immediately, instructs WebMD. While waiting for the ambulance, she should sit or lie down and chew a baby aspirin. If she stops breathing, someone sho... More »

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Signs of a heart attack in men include chest pain, pressure and discomfort, but not tingling in the feet or hands, according to WebMD. Other symptoms of heart attack in men include discomfort in the arms, nausea, shortne... More »

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Warning signs of a heart attack include pain in the chest, arms, neck, jaw, stomach or back; shortness of breath; and symptoms such as nausea, dizziness or a chilled sweat, notes the American Heart Association. While som... More »

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Ten signs of a heart attack are tightness, pain or achiness in the chest or arms that sometimes extends to the neck, jaw or back, nausea, indigestion, heartburn, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, cold sweats, tirednes... More »

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Common signs of a heart attack in women include pressure or pain in the midsection of the chest, numbness and discomfort in one or both arms, jaw, neck, back and between the shoulders, stomach ache and the need to vomit,... More »

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The cause of arm pain during a heart attack is pain traveling from the heart and chest, which spreads to the arms and other parts of the body, explains WebMD. Pain in the arms and other areas does not always occur when a... More »

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