5 Signs of a Heart Attack

heart attack5 Signs of a Heart Attack

Every year over 700,000 Americans suffer with a heart attack. Catching the symptoms early increases the chances of a successful outcome. Learning the early signs of a heart attack could save your life or the life of another.

Here are five warning signs of a heart attack:

  1. Chest discomfort is a classic sign of a heart attack. It can be a sharp pain, a feeling of fullness, or an uncomfortable squeezing sensation. But, you need to note that not everyone experiences chest discomfort while having a heart attack.
  2. Jaw or tooth pain is another sign. When someone is having a heart attack, pain can spread throughout the upper body. The jaw or teeth is one of the places where the pain appears.
  3. Shortness of breath or gasping for air is another classic sign. The body is contracting with the pain and the lungs cannot get enough air. It can occur during the first stages of the attack or at any other stage.
  4. Nausea and vomiting are signs of a heart attack. These symptoms are more common with women, but will appear with some men. Belching, burping and feelings of indigestion are often the first signs, but some report feeling like they are developing the flu. As the heart attack progresses, the nausea can trigger vomiting
  5. Upper back pain can be a sign of an active heart attack. It most often appears between the shoulder pain. It is also a sign most commonly experienced by women, though men also report this sign.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is best to have it checked by a medical professional. It is better to be told nothing is wrong, than to ignore the signs and find out when it’s too late.

But, what if suffer with a heart attack while under the care of a medical professional that didn’t notice the symptoms? That is actually medical neglect. And it is something you can be compensated for. If you think you might have a case, you need to talk a Cleveland medical malpractice attorney. Give us a call here at Novak Law LLP.