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A 24-year-old female asked:

Known symptoms for women to have a heart attack ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
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 shortness of breath or fatigue. If you have concerning symptoms see your health care provider. Good luck.
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 ='sweaty clammy nothing- ladies dismiss any symptoms.

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A 55-year-old member asked:

What are the signs and heart attack symptoms for women?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
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, shortness of breath. However, an mi can have very few symptoms as well, and be "painless", more common in diabetics. Some people only feel like they have the "flu". Mis in women especially in 40s/50s are often missed because they are not considered. Be seen!
A 35-year-old member asked:

Symptoms of heart attack in women?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
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 from shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, upset stomach , neck pain, to overall malaise. When in doubt... Please see a doctor as soon as possible. You got one chance... Only one!
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