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Chest Pain Awareness

Early Signs

Early signs and symptoms that can begin hours or days before a heart attack. You may or may not experience any or all of these symptoms. You may experience mild chest symptoms, such as pressure, burning, aching or tightness. These symptoms may come and go until finally becoming constant and severe.

  • Nausea
  • Pain that travels down one or both arms
  • Jaw pain
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Chest pressure, squeezing or discomfort
  • Back pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Sleep disturbances including bouts of insomnia or trouble either getting to sleep or staying asleep
  • Indigestion

If you one or more of these symptoms, you owe it to yourself to get these symptoms checked out immediately at Sumner Regional Medical Center's Emergency Department

Minutes Matter

Learn the signs, but remember this: Even if you're not sure it's a heart attack, have it checked out. Minutes matter! Fast action can save lives — maybe your own. Don't wait – call 9-1-1 or your emergency response number.

We are an accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI, certified by the American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services.