Heart attack symptoms and signs can vary from person to person. The most common symptom of a heart attack in both men and women is squeezing across the chest or a feeling of unease.
But symptoms don’t always feel severe – lesser-known symptoms include a feeling of pressure or heaviness across your chest, shortness of breath, feeling or being sick and back or jaw pain without any chest pain.
It’s never too early to call 999 and describe your symptoms. If you think you or somebody you’re with is having a heart attack, don’t be tempted to wait to see what happens.
The faster you seek medical assistance, the better your chances. Visit nhs.uk/heartattack for more information.