Recognizing Heart Attack Symptoms in Men and Women

$49 Heart Scan Request

To see if you qualify and to schedule a heart scan, complete the below information, and one of our staff members will contact you within two business days. If you qualify, payment will be due at time of scheduling. Note: We do not bill medical insurances for specially priced heart scans.

To be eligible, men must be older than 35, and women must be older than 40.

You must provide a primary care provider's name in order to receive your results.

The most important thing to remember if you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of a heart attack is to call 911. Being transported to a hospital by ambulance allows emergency medical service professionals to monitor your blood pressure and heart rhythm and even transmit that data to the hospital while you’re en route—saving you precious time and heart muscle.
It’s important to know the symptoms of a heart attack because the sooner you seek medical help, the better your odds are for a full recovery.

Men’s Heart Attack Symptoms

The most common warning sign of a heart attack is chest pain. It may not always be severe, but mild discomfort in your chest that comes and goes. Along with chest pain, you may have:

  • A dull ache in your chest
  • A feeling of pressure or a heavy weight being on your chest
  • Heartburn or indigestion in your upper chest
  • Vague chest discomfort

Men should also watch out for unexpected signs of a heart attack, such as:

  • Arm or neck pain
  • Feeling anxious, like something is wrong or a feeling of dread
  • Feeling drained of energy or lack of strength
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Passing out or feeling dizzy
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unusual sweating and cold, clammy skin

Understanding Women’s Heart Attack Symptoms in Noblesville, IN

The symptoms of a heart attack in women can often be taken as simply the flu, stress or feeling under the weather. Recognizing the warning signs of a heart attack can help prevent complications and even save your life.

As with men, the most common heart attack symptom in women is chest pain or discomfort. It’s important to understand that women are more likely to experience more common symptoms, such as shortness of breath, unusual fatigue, back or jaw pain, and nausea or vomiting.

The following are common heart attack symptoms in women:

  • An uncomfortable pressure, squeezing fullness or pain in the center of your chest, lasting more than a few minutes or going away and coming back
  • Breaking out in a cold sweat, being nauseous or feeling lightheaded
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both of your arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Shortness of breath, with or without chest pain
  • Unusual fatigue

Knowing the Symptoms of a Heart Attack Can Save Your Life

Like most people, you may consider yourself healthy and might not think a heart attack can happen to you. A routine heart scan can help your doctor assess your heart health and help prevent future complications from occurring.

Take a step toward a healthier life by evaluating your heart with a $49 heart scan at Riverview Health. Though a heart scan doesn’t require a doctor’s order, you must meet specific criteria. To see if you qualify and to request an appointment, call 317.776.7247 or complete our online request form.
Riverview Health evaluates and treats a wide array of heart conditions for people living in Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Sheridan and Westfield, IN.