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Symptoms of a heart attack don't come from out of the blue. The more severe signs should send alarm bells ringing since they're so unusual. Heart attacks are not always like what we see in movies, where sudden chest discomfort sends a person tumbling to the floor. In fact, heart attack symptoms are rarely that obvious or intense. The symptoms differ for different people. That is why you should be concerned about any signs that may be related to the heart. The following are 10 early signs and symptoms of heart attacks to watch out for.

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1. Chest Pain and Discomfort

A painful or clenching feeling in the chest is a universal sign of a blocked cardiac artery or an impending heart attack. An affected individual may feel particular pressure in the chest accompanied by a stinging pain. A lot of people even feel like an elephant is sitting on their chest. The feeling can last for more than few minutes, especially when a person indulges in physical activity. If the pain is very brief and mild, it is probably not a symptom related to your heart. But if the pain is severe and unusually prolonged, you must not delay and call 911.

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