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4 Major Heart Attack Red Flags You Need to Know!

Even though there are many people with very severe chest pain and they all think that it’s a sign of a heart attack, still it isn’t like that at all. There are also numerous other signs that people should know exist.

Almost 25% of all heart attacks appear without any obvious symptom. According to a very famous cardiologist Dr. C. Crandall, our heart can tell us whether we are at risk of a heart attack or not. We can prevent it because we can notice those signs even weeks or minutes before it really happens!

Here are some of the most common signs that are often neglected, but you should really know!



People always connect swelling in their feet or ankles to standing or sitting too much. It can actually be a sign of heart problems because then fluid accumulates in the body. That swelling can also appear in the abdomen. People also think that they’ve suddenly gained weight while it’s only accumulated fluid. There are also many people who have lost their appetite because of this sign.



There are numerous cases where people have reported anxiety attacks just before their heart attack. In case you’re experiencing anxiety attacks often, consult a doctor immediately!


Pain in the other body parts

Pain which starts spreading from the chest up in the jaw and goes through the whole back with the shoulders and down to the arms over the abdomen is often a sign of a heart attack. It mostly appears in one arm and between the shoulder blades. It usually appears and disappears suddenly.



Coughing or wheezing along with bloody phlegm can signify a heart attack. Make sure you visit a doctor as soon as possible if you notice this!

Here are some other signs as well. Make sure you pay attention to all of them and don’t neglect them:

  • Cold sweat
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Chest discomfort
  • Shortness of breath


Never ignore any of these symptoms! If they don’t disappear even in 5 or 10 minutes, call the Emergency service or ask someone to take you to the hospital. Another thing you can do is to chew an Aspirin and swallow. Don’t do this if you’re allergic to Aspirin!


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