Is It a Stroke or a Heart Attack?

Overview

Stroke and heart attack symptoms occur suddenly. Though the two events have a few possible symptoms in common, their other symptoms differ.A common symptom of a stroke is a sudden and powerful headache. A stroke is sometimes referred to as a “brain attack.” A heart attack, on the other hand, often occurs with chest pain.

Recognizing the different symptoms of a stroke and heart attack can make a big difference in getting the right kind of help.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of stroke and heart attack depend on:

  • the severity of the episode
  • your age
  • your gender
  • your overall health

The symptoms can come on quickly and without warning.

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