Typically, symptoms of angina are chest pain or pressure, which may extend to the neck, jaw or arm. However, some people experience angina as shortness of breath, upper belly pain, indigestion, lightheadedness, extreme weakness or tiredness, or general discomfort.
Women often have other symptoms in addition to chest pain or pressure symptoms.
Know what your angina feels like and what is typical for you so you know when to call for help. Do not wait to call 911 if your angina is worse than normal, for example more severe, more frequent or lasting longer.
If any of these occur, call your health care professional right away. Also call for emergency help if your chest pain occurs while you are at rest (not exerting yourself).