There are a number of warnings your body gives when you might be having a heart attack. You might experience pain, pressure, heaviness or tightness in one or more of the following parts of your body:
These can occur in combination with other symptoms such as:
- Feel nauseous
- Feel dizzy or light-headed
- Have a cold sweat
- Feel short of breath
Remember that warning signs do vary person to person, you might not even experience any of these. Symptoms can come on suddenly or develop over minutes and get progressively worse.
If you think you might be experiencing a heart attack, ring 000 immediately and ask for an ambulance.