Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women can be different.

Heart Attack Symptoms for Women may include:

  • Feeling breathless, often without chest pain

  • Flu-like symptoms - specifically nausea, clamminess or cold sweats

  • Unexplained fatigue, weakness or dizziness

  • Pain in the chest, upper back, shoulders, neck, arm and jaw

  • Feelings of anxiety

Female Heart Attack Symptoms are often subtle

Heart attack symptoms for women are often different from those in men and can even happen months before the classic indicators.

The risk increases when your body produces less female hormones after menopause. Also, people with family members who have coronary artery disease are at greater risk.

Many women never experience chest pain.

Less than a third of women with symptoms or actually having a heart attack feel chest pain or discomfort and, nearly half have no pain at all.

Most consider chest pain as the most important warning sign in women and men.

The subtle symptoms:

  • Unusual fatigue

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Short of breath

  • Indigestion

  • Anxiety

  • Weakness in the arms

Early Signs or Warnings

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Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Symptoms


Heart Attack Symptoms in Women Risk

Risks


How to Recognize Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

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Studies show only about 30% of women reported chest pain and discomfort before a heart attack.

Surprisingly, 43% didn't experience chest pain during at all.

Most doctors consider chest pain the main heart attack symptom for both men and women, but women frequently reported early warning signs of:

  • Unusual Fatigue
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Shortness of Breath


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