Heart Myth or Fact #1: It’s easy to tell when you’re having a heart attack

MYTH – You’ve seen the movie version of a heart attack. The victim’s body goes rigid clutching the left side of their chest, gasping for breath with eyes full of fear. Yes, this could be a reaction to a heart attack, but not all the time.

A lot of times heart attack victims will write off their symptoms as heartburn or fatigue.

Many women also experience different symptoms for a heart attack. Women may not feel chest pain, but rather pain in their stomach, back, jaw, or neck. Trouble breathing, nausea, and overwhelming fatigue are also symptoms.

So if you have a history (personal or family) of heart disease, don’t ignore these symptoms.

Next Heart Myth/Fact (Available 2/2 at 11 a.m.).

Information for this post was found at Discovery Fit & Health.

About Sherman Health

Sherman Health has provided medical care to Northern IL since 1888, and is currently home to a network of over 600 physicians. The Sherman blogs are edited by me, Luke. Questions? Comments? Links? Email address is luke at shermanhealth dot com.
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