Heart attack: Early signs and symptoms to watch out for

Heart attacks occur when a waxy substance called plaque build up inside the coronary arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to

Published on May 13, 2022 07:27 PM IST 6 Photos

Dr Ritwick Raj Bhuyan, Director - Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute says it is important to recognise the signs of a heart attack, which can vary from person to person. "Sometimes, a person may have a heart attack without realizing it and not seek the emergency medical care they need. That could lead to lasting heart damage," says Dr Bhuyan. He further tells us early signs and symptoms of a heart attack.(Pixabay)

Pressure, tightness, pain, or a squeezing or aching sensation in your chest or arms that may spread to your neck, jaw or back.(Pixabay)

While these do not look like traditional symptoms but even nausea, indigestion, heartburn, or abdominal pain can be signs of heart attack.(Shutterstock)


Shortness of breath, cold sweat, fatigue, lightheadedness or sudden dizziness may signal a heart attack.(Unsplash)

People who have high blood sugar or diabetes may not have chest pain even with severe blockages due to peripheral neuropathy(Pixabay)