2. Discomfort in Upper Body
The pain and discomfort associated with have a heart attack is not always limited to the chest area. Back pain and jaw pain are often associated with myocardial infarctions, especially in women.
These areas are often more sensitive to pain which is why they sometimes present with symptoms related to the heart. Shooting pains that run down either arm are also signs that there is a problem with blood flow to the heart.
Jaw pain typically does not present itself as the only symptom, so if this type of pain is associated with other signs on this list or feelings of strong anxiety, it could signal a heart attack.