What does a heart attack victim really look like from an observers stance?
Does a sudden victim simply fall down and cease to exist? Does he begin hallucinating and grab his chest? Does she place a hand on her stomach and begin to experience breathing difficulties?
Actually, any one of these is a common scenario even though hallucinations are not a common sign of heart attack, we certainly cannot exclude them.
Considering the press that heart attack and heart attack symptoms have gotten over the years, it is normal to ponder such a thing.
It's normal and should be encouraged as you might also consider your response as you might not have too long to respond.
While heart attack symptoms can vary slightly between the sexes, there are symptomatic similarities between the sexes, which include shortness of breath and a feeling of discomfort in the chest, or other bodily areas.
There are other symptoms, which may or may not be present. Hence, you shouldn't be deceived by the lack or presence of one or more symptom as they can vary per individual.
Also more common for women are shoulder pain, indigestion and stomach pain and an unusual fatigue.
If you or someone you know is experiencing any variance of this range of symptoms, it is optimal that emergency caregivers be called within the first five-minutes of pain or discomfort.