Women often have different symptoms than men. Knowing the difference could save your life.
Classic symptoms –
- Discomfort, fullness, tightness, squeezing, or pressure in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or comes and goes.
- Chest pain that radiates to the shoulders, neck, arms, or back.
- Chest discomfort, accompanied by dizziness, fainting, sweating, nausea, vomiting, or shortness of breath.
Symptoms women often experience-
- Abdominal or stomach pain.
- Dizziness, fainting, sweating, nausea, vomiting, or shortness of breath without chest pain.
- Sudden unexplained weakness, fatigue, or anxiety, especially after exercise.
A recent study shows that sleeplessness may be an early symptom, up to a month before a heart attack.
If you feel several of the symptoms listed above, call 911 immediately. Every minute you delay puts your life at greater risk.