Heart Attack Symptoms in Women:
According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, heart disease kills 1 out of 4 women in the United States. For many women, a heart attack may present itself with symptoms that are easy to ignore instead of crushing chest pain.
The most common warning signals for a woman experiencing a heart attack may include:
Pain or discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back
Chest discomfort with sweating
Pain that spreads from the chest to the arm, neck, or jaw
Shortness of breath, tiredness, or upset stomach
Unexplained anxiety, weakness or fatigue
(I had my heart attack on 1/21/2018 - my symptoms were pain in the left side of my neck. NOTHING ELSE!! No chest pain, No arm pain or numbness, no nausea. I did NOT have high blood pressure. I did NOT have high cholesterol & NO family history!! I had a "widowmaker" with 100% blockage in the LAD) I am a survivor! Only 20% of people survive this - women statistics are less. Get checked today! Andrea
When you're having a heart attack, every second counts. The longer the heart blockage remains untreated, the more heart muscle can die. Drugs that break down blockages must be administered in the first hours after a heart attack to be successful and minimize lasting damage.
If you are at risk for heart disease or have any of these symptoms, seek medical attention or call 9-1-1 immediately.