For all of the human body's complexity, it has limited ways of telling us that something is wrong. Is this aching, vomiting and sweating the flu or something worse? That's why many of those affected by a heart attack don't realize it's happening until it's too late. While a heart attack blocks your heart from getting the blood it needs, the symptoms of one can be confusing.
A common misconception that many people believe is that heart attacks only happen to people who have an unhealthy lifestyle. In fact, your likelihood of experiencing a heart attack depends on environmental factors, age, genetics, and many other variables beyond just eating poorly and not exercising enough.
So what does a heart attack look and feel like? Prepare yourself here.