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symptoms of heart attack in women over 60

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
39 years experience Cardiology
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
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Dr. Eric Toloza
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
MI: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myocardial_infarction
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Variable: Sudden onset of symptoms of shortness of breath or chest pain need immediate evaluation.
Dr. Kamel Sadek
25 years experience Family Medicine
Be Careful: Symptoms include chest pain of different types, the pain can radiate to the neck, or the back or the arms, bad indigestion can also be a sign, heart p ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Women often present with atypical symptoms such as fatigue, r weakness, nausea, and not the classic symptoms of chest pain / tightness or shortness of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
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
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
32 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Too ambiguous: This answer could take up a whole text book. Females have a varied and sometimes minimal experience with heart attacks. This site works better if you ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
37 years experience Family Medicine
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
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