Heart Attacks: What You Need to Know

If you are experiencing heart attack symptoms, call 9-1-1 right away.


Mosaic Life Care is committed to keeping your heart healthy. Understand the facts so you can detect the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.

Learn more about Mosaic Life Care Heart Care and how cardiac scoring could save your life.

Heart attack signs and symptoms

  • Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing, or pain in the center of the chest lasting several minutes.
  • Chest discomfort spreading to the shoulders, neck, back one or both arms or jaw.
  • Chest discomfort with light-headedness, dizziness, fainting, sweating, nausea or vomiting.
  • Unexplained sudden shortness of breath, which occurring with or without chest discomfort.
  • The most common symptom of chest discomfort is often described as pressure or tightness.

Early heart attack symptoms

  • Chest pressure, squeezing or discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Pain that travels down one or both arms
  • Arm, jaw or back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Shortness of breath
  • Excessive sweating

When to call 9-1-1

If you experience any of the above heart attack symptoms, call 9-1-1 right away. This is crucial because paramedics can start treatment immediately. Calling 9-1-1 can prevent or treat sudden cardiac death. Do not try to drive yourself to the hospital. Survive — don’t drive!