January 21, 2016

Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack – Men vs. Women

The most common heart attack symptom in men and women is chest pain or discomfort.  However, only half of women who have heart attacks have chest pain.

Women are more likely than men to report back or neck pain, indigestion, heartburn, nausea (feeling sick to the stomach), vomiting, extreme fatigue (tiredness) or problems breathing.

Men are more likely than women to break out in a cold sweat, and report pain in the left arm during a heart attack.

Heart attacks can also cause upper body discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or upper part of the stomach.  Symptoms like light-headedness and dizziness occur more often in women than men.

For more information on heart care visit: http://www.mission-health.org/heart-care.php

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