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Symptoms of heart attack in women over 60

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
MI women: Good question! wished i could say there was a precise and definite symptom...There isn't. Symptoms of mi in women tend to be nonspecific and range fro... Read More
Dr. Eric Toloza
Thoracic Surgery 31 years experience
Same as in men: Same as in men, but maybe more subtle ... Chest pain, possible arm or neck pain, nausea, sweating, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, fatigue, rest... Read More
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Variable: Sudden onset of symptoms of shortness of breath or chest pain need immediate evaluation.
A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Hello. : Hello. I don't know what your pain represents. I will list some of the symptoms of a mycocardial infarction (heart attack). Chest pain, tightness, s... Read More
Dr. Daniel Weiss
Endocrinology 47 years experience
You : You have lots of symptoms. It is difficult to tell. Jaw, left arm and chest (between the breasts) pain is suggestive of heart attack and time is of th... Read More
Dr. Jon Spiers
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
Would not hurt...: As a general rule, i instruct my patient that if they ever think it is possible they are having a heart attack, then it is possible they are having a ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Not true: Even if some one with tingling in fingers have heart attack, it has no co relation with mi. These are 2 different ailments
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Several different: Heart attack patients typical present with chest pressure, chest pain, neck or arm pain. In my female patients they can sometimes present with shortn... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 41 years experience
Same: The signs and symptoms are the same, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, arrhythmias, and such. The issue has been that for reasons not clearly u... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Variable: Symptoms vary from person to person men and women. Classic symptoms include pressure or squeezing pain which moves to arm, neck, and/or jaw. Shortness... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Usually the same: Heart attacks (mi) usually cause the same symptoms in both men and women: chest pain or pressure that can go to arm or jaw, sweating, nausea, shortnes... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confuse... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Similar: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation. Angina= neck pain or "feeling" impending doom! anxiety shortness of breath diaphoresis ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 15 years experience
Not gender specific: Atypical findings are not exclusive to female gender. They can go from being silent to feeling gi discomfort