Home > Heart Disease > Heart Attack, What Should You Do? Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on May 06, 2010 by YJohnson, Views: 3048 The classic symptoms of a heart attack are chest pain or pressure in the middle of the chest, shortness of breath, nausea, diaphoreses (sweatiness), vomiting, lightheadedness. In women, the symptoms can be atypical such as back pain, weakness, fatigue or jaw pain. If someone you know has symptoms suggestive of a heart attack, call 911, and have the person chew an aspirin.