- Chest discomfort in the centre of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes (it may feel like pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain and it may come and go)
- Discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach, especially if it occurs with shortness of breath
- Other signs include nausea, light-headedness, or breaking out in a cold sweat
Get help quickly: wait no more than a few minutes before calling the ambulance. It is important to do this because treatment can be started in the ambulance.
2 July 2008 Ann Hobson UTS: Media Office