Heart attacks aren’t always accompanied by excruciating chest pain. In fact, much milder symptoms are just as credible. Even your skin could be a giveaway something is terribly wrong.
A sudden outbreak of sweating, alongside cold, clammy skin is one typical symptom of a heart attack, reported the Mayo Clinic.
It added: “Heart attacks often begin with subtle symptoms.”
Feelings of anxiety can also be common, as people tend to feel as though they’re about to have a panic attack.
“A sense of doom” is also commonplace, the Mayo Clinic added, as well as experiencing lightheadedness.
This is when you suddenly feel dizzy or as though you’re going to faint.
Shortness of breath can also happen when a heart attack strikes.
Although not always present, chest discomfort and pain can indicate a heart attack.
The Mayo Clinic suggested it can feel like a “tight ache, pressure, fullness or squeezing in your chest lasting more than a few minutes”.
Additionally, the discomfort can come and go, and can even spread to other body parts, including: shoulders, arms, back, neck, teeth or jaw.
“It can be tempting to try to downplay your symptoms, or brush them off as indigestion or anxiety,” said the Mayo Clinic, “but don’t ‘tough out’ heart attack symptoms for more than five minutes.”