Many of us have experienced that moment. Perhaps we’re driving in traffic or working out at the gym when we feel a twinge in our chest, or an aggressive pulse. Or maybe we just don’t feel right. We might pause at these moments and wonder if it’s time to hightail it the doctor or if this is normal.
The reality is people can notice subtle heart attack symptoms months before an actual event occurs, says Sutter Zi-Jian Xu, M.D., a cardiologist in the Sutter Health network.
Dr. Xu frequently discusses heart attack symptoms and prevention with his patients. Here’s what you need to know.