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Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) - Conditions & Treatments | SingHealth

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) - Symptoms

Signs and symptoms

During a heart attack, a person usually experiences severe central chest pain, classically described as heavy or crushing sensation. The chest pain is very similar to angina pain but it is more prolonged (>30 mins) and not relieved with rest or usual medications for angina. This condition is usually accompanied by nausea, sweating and apprehension. However, 25% of heart attacks are clinically silent.

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