When we see a heart attack depicted in films, it’s usually a very obvious pain in the chest that has the victim clutching at their chest. However, an actual heart attack can leave a little more to mystery.
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Recognizing that you’re suffering a heart attack early can help you get the medical help you need to limit the damage. Here are 13 more subtle signs that could indicate you’re either having a heart attack, or one may be on the way…
1. Starting From the Back
Your first symptoms of a heart attack may not be in your chest – it could originate from your back, notes the American Heart Association. Women in particular are more likely to experience this particular warning sign, it adds.
“Some women experiencing a heart attack describe upper back pressure that feels like squeezing or a rope being tied around them,” says the source.