How can you tell if you are having a heart attack, stomach indigestion, or simply arthritis pain? There are definite early warning signs and symptoms of heart attacks. Women can experience all, some, a few, or none of these symptoms. Only examination by a doctor, who will administer an electrocardiogram (EKG) and/or a blood test, can confirm if you are having or have experienced a heart attack.
The most important thing to do if you think you are having heart attack symptoms is to call 911 and tell them you are experiencing heart attack symptoms. They will send an ambulance to transport you to a hospital emergency room as quickly as possible so a doctor can examine and treat you.
Also, crush or chew a full-strength aspirin (swallow with a glass of water) to prevent further blood clotting.
Don't become a heart attack statistic - learn all you can about heart attack warning signs and symptoms. If you are having symptoms, call 911, take an aspirin to prevent further blood clotting, and demand that the emergency room staff take your complaints seriously. Make sure the doctor gives you an EKG and/or blood enzyme test to see if you are having a heart attack.