Signs of a heart attack
The most common signs of a are chest pain and shortness of breath. But there may be other symptoms as well. A is a medical emergency. If you think someone might be having a , it is very important to call the emergency services right away (112 in Germany and many other countries, 911 in the U.S.).
People who have heart attacks often have already had coronary artery disease for years. This causes recurring chest pain (angina) or shortness of breath during exercise. Others hardly have any symptoms beforehand – they only find out about their heart problem when they have a .
Some women think that heart attacks are a lot more common in men. That isn’t true, though. Women tend to be older when they have heart attacks, though. More women die of a than of breast cancer.