How do you feel after a mild heart attack?
It can feel like an uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, or pain.
Discomfort in other upper-body areas, such as one or both arms, the back, the neck, the jaw, or the stomach.
Shortness of breath before or during chest discomfort.
Breaking out in a cold sweat, or feeling nauseated or lightheaded.
What are the side effects after a heart attack?
These can occur while you are active or at rest, and include:
- Chest pain (angina).
- Tightness or pressure in your arms, neck, jaw, or stomach.
- Shortness of breath.
- Dizziness, weakness, or fainting.
- Pale, sweaty skin.
- Fast or irregular heartbeat.
- Nausea and/or vomiting.
- Swelling or pain in your legs.
How long does it take to recover from a mild heart attack?
A return to all of your normal activities, including work, may take a few weeks to 2 or 3 months, depending on your condition. A full recovery is defined as a return to normal activities. This will depend on how active you were before your heart attack, the severity of the attack, and your body’s response to it.
Is it normal to be tired after a heart attack?
Researchers there found that about half of all patients who survive a heart attack are still experiencing “onerous fatigue” four months after diagnosis. This fatigue is not the same as feeling tired. It’s more like having the flu, or being run over by a large bus.