Heart Attack Symptoms in Men
While many symptoms of a heart attack are the same, men may experience different warning signs than women.

Heart Attack Symptoms in Men:

Basic symptoms of heart attack include chest tightness or pressure and/or pain in the chest, neck, jaw, arms or back.

Men may experience other symptoms such as:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Cold sweat
  • Dizziness

When you're having a heart attack, every second counts. The longer the heart blockage remains untreated, the more heart muscle can die. Drugs that break down blockages must be administered in the first hours after a heart attack to be successful and minimize lasting damage.

If you are at risk for heart disease or have any of these symptoms, seek medical attention or call 9-1-1 immediately.

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ERs Nearby in Powell & Knoxville

North Knoxville Medical Center

7565 Dannaher Dr.
Powell, TN 37849

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Turkey Creek Medical Center

10820 Parkside Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37934

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Jefferson Memorial Hospital

110 Hospital Dr.
Jefferson City, TN 37760

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Newport Medical Center

435 Second St.
Newport, TN 37821

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LaFollette Medical Center

923 E Central Ave.
LaFollette, TN 37766

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Emergency Symptoms

Heart Attack

A heart attack can occur at any time & they are not always sudden & intense. Knowing & recognizing heart attack warning signs can save a life.

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Severe Pain

If not due to an injury, most pain should be addressed with your doctor. However, some symptoms may require immediate medical attention.

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Abdominal Pain

The types, severity & causes of stomach pain range from mild to life-threatening. View our list of emergent symptoms & know when to go to the ER.

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There are many possible causes for the feelings of dizziness, weakness and confusion. View symptoms & know when to go to the ER.

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Chest Pain

While not always heart-related, some causes of chest pain, such as a heart attack, can be life threatening. View possible causes of chest pain and know when to go to the ER.

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