Recognizing the symptoms of a heart attack can save your life.  Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers want you to know that an important part of recognizing the symptoms of a heart attack is understanding that not everyone experiences a heart attack in the same way.  That image of an older man clutching his chest that we so often see on TV and in the movies is not always applicable.

Heart Attack Symptoms

While chest pain can certainly be a symptom of a heart attack, other symptoms* may include:
  • Arm, back or jaw pain
  • Chest pressure
  • Pain in the upper abdomen
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • An impending sense of doom
  • Clammy skin
  • Fatigue

What Happens When a Doctor Fails to Recognize the Symptoms of a Heart Attack?

If a Georgia doctor has failed to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack and you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one as a result, then you may be entitled to damages.  Please contact an experienced Atlanta medical malpractice attorney at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form for more information.  We also encourage you to learn more about heart diseases and common medical mistakes in our free Georgia medical malpractice report: The Heart Report: Common Diseases and Medical Errors.

*Source: Mayo Clinic, Heart Attack Symptoms
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