HEART CARE

9 Not-So-Obvious Heart Attack Symptoms in Men

By Temma Ehrenfeld @TemmaEhrenfeld
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July 11, 2017

Not all heart attack symptoms in men are obvious. Be aware of unusual fatigue, shortness of breath, and sweating, especially if these symptoms persist. 

The typical heart attack is a crushing or squeezing chest pain, usually under the breast bone, and sometimes radiating down your arm or upwards. But other warning signs may show up days or weeks earlier, notes John Elefteriades, MD, director of the Aortic Institute at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital and author of “Your Heart: An Owner’s Guide.”

 

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Heart attack symptoms in men

Fatigue. We don’t usually think of unusual fatigue as one of the signs of a heart attack. But if you have a family history of heart disease or other risk factors — such as high cholesterol or blood pressure, diabetes, and extra pounds — it might be.

Let’s say you’re suddenly exhausted and can’t blame it on lack of sleep. Take your temperature to see if you have flu. If you don’t, talk to your doctor soon. 

 

 

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Updated:  

March 02, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN