9 Not-So-Obvious Heart Attack Symptoms in Men

By Temma Ehrenfeld @TemmaEhrenfeld
October 09, 2023
9 Not-So-Obvious Heart Attack Symptoms in Men

Not all heart attack symptoms in men are obvious. Be wary of unusual fatigue, shortness of breath, and sweating. Here's what you should know about symptoms in men.

The typical heart attack is a crushing or squeezing chest pain, usually under your breast bone, sometimes radiating down your arm or upwards. Other warning signs may show up days or weeks earlier, notes John Elefteriades, MD, professor of cardiology at Yale University and author of “Your Heart: An Owner’s Guide.”


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Heart attack symptoms in men

1. Fatigue

You probably 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 cholesterolhigh blood pressure, type 2 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 the flu. If you don’t, talk to your doctor soon. 



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October 09, 2023

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Janet O’Dell, RN