Can heart attack symptoms occur over the course of a few days?

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My father has some of the heart attack symtoms but of course he says they are nothing important. When some one is about to have a heart attack do all the symtoms happen at once or can the swelling be today, the arm pain tomorrow, and the trowing up the next?
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Carolyn Strimike, N.P. and Margie Latrella, N.P. are cardiac nurse practitioners specializing in the prevention of heart disease and stroke. They have over 40...
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Many people experience warning signs of a heart attack several days or even weeks before a heart attack. Shortness of breath, chest pain or chest discomfort, neck/shoulder or upper back pain/discomfort, nausea, overwhelming fatigue, numbness/tingling in hands can be some of the symptoms of a heart attack. It is best to have these symptoms checked, do not ingnore them.


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