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known symptoms for women to have a heart attack ?

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Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 32 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
General Surgery 56 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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