These are signs of an impending heart attack. The classic signs include gripping pain or pressure in the chest, shortness of breath
, and pain in the left arm.
These are not signs of a stroke. The classic signs of a stroke are numbness, difficulty speaking, dizziness
or blurred vision
, imbalance or falling down, and severe headaches
Heart attacks can affect other organs because the heart is responsible for pumping oxygen-rich blood to all other organs. In the worst case, if you have a massive heart attack
and your heart stops, none of your organs would receive oxygen.
Your brain could be damaged by the lack of oxygen. In fact, a stroke occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen.
So, you should treat your symptoms as a medical emergency.
You are lucky that you have the time to act to protect your health.