You may not necessarily get the classic heart-attack symptoms, and when something goes wrong with the heart, it can happen quickly. So, if you're worried about a cardiac condition, you’re better safe than sorry and should seek help. Typical heart attack symptoms can include:
- Chest pain or chest tightness.
- Pain down the left arm (but can be the right arm or both).
- Chest pain that worsens with exertion.
- Shortness of breath.
- Nausea and vomiting.
Symptoms vary widely so if you suspect you or someone else is having a heart attack, tell the people around you and call 000 immediately. Don't ignore chest pain.