Symptoms of a Heart Attack Find a Location Find a Doctor Heart & Vascular Advanced Heart Failure Management Center Arrhythmia Center Diagnostic Testing Treatments/Procedures Cardiology Heart Attack Care Minimally Invasive Procedures Cardio-Oncology Cardiac Rehab Clinical Research Diagnostic Services Heart Surgery Florence Wormald Heart & Vascular Institute Building Patient Success Stories Prevention & Wellness AHA Training Center CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit Hands-only CPR Healing Hearts Women's Support Group Health Disparities and Cardiovascular Disease Heart Healthy Lifestyle Tips My Heart Rocks Take Time For Your Heart Women and Heart Disease Tobacco Cessation Freedom from Smoking Nicotine Medication Nicotine Replacement Tobacco Cessation Therapy Success Stories Tobacco Cessation Resources Youth E-cigarette and Vaping Epidemic Structural Heart & Valve Center Aortic Valve Replacement Mitral Valve Surgery Your Hospital Stay Care After Heart Surgery Intensive Care for Heart Conditions Nurses with Heart Care Expertise Partners in Heart Care Transitional Care Units Open, Safe and Right Here. Your safety is top priority. If you have a need for an office visit, test, procedure or surgery, St. Elizabeth is fully open and is doing everything we can to make your experience as safe as possible. Screening upon entry, mask use, hand washing, social distancing, increased cleaning, and pre-procedure testing are all in place to keep you and your family safe. Be sure to talk to your physician about how we’re keeping you safe. If you are experiencing symptoms or have concerns, don’t put off your visit. If you think you are having a heart attack, call 911 immediately. To safely schedule an appointment with a cardiologist, call (859) 287-3045. MORE INFORMATION ON ELECTIVE PROCEDURES AND SAFETY Symptoms of a Heart Attack Although some heart attacks can be sudden and intense, most heart attacks begin slowly, with mild pain and symptoms. Knowing the symptoms can help save your life. The warning signs of a heart attack include: Chest discomfort – An uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back. Discomfort in other areas of your upper body – Can include pain or discomfort in one or both of your arms or your back, neck, jaw or stomach. Shortness of breath – With or without chest discomfort. Other signs – May include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, lightheadedness, dizziness, arm numbness or extreme fatigue. Get Help Right Away: Call 911 Even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, call 911 — don’t drive. Fast action can save your life or someone else’s. When you call 911, paramedics can start providing care and let the Emergency Department know they’re on the way. Learn more about our lifesaving heart attack care. Unparalleled Heart Care St. Elizabeth Edgewood has attained advanced certification by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association as a Comprehensive Cardiac Center, placing us in an elite group of hospitals that have met high standards to fully address the needs of patients with complex cardiac conditions. 5 Tips When Using Hands-Only CPR What do you do when someone suddenly collapses and doesn't have a pulse? Call 911 and begin hands-only CPR immediately to save their life! Here are 5 tips for using hands-only CPR. LEARN HANDS-ONLY CPR Women's Heart Attack Signs Chest pain or discomfort is the most common heart attack symptom for both men and women. However, women are more likely to experience some of the other heart attack symptoms — particularly fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea, and back or jaw pain.