Symptoms of a Myocardial Infarction
One of the first warning signs of a myocardial infarction is pain in the middle of the chest. This discomfort can feel like pressure or a squeezing sensation. The patient can also feel pain in the stomach, jaw, back, neck or the arms. Shortness of breath can also accompany a heart attack. Someone suffering a myocardial infarction may also feel nauseous, become clammy or experience dizziness. Women tend to feel jaw and back pain during a heart attack much more than men. They also tend to have shortness of breath and vomiting.