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Are the symptoms of heart attack different in men versus women?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
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 breath. Arm pain etc. It is important to seek medical attention for these type of symptoms.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
Sometimes: Some women have symptoms that are more subtle or are somewhat different than those in men ...

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A 38-year-old member asked:

In what ways can heart attack symptoms differ between men and women?

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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.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of heart attack in young men?

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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
The same: Anything between the belly button-mouth, front or back, including neck, shoulders, and arms + belching, "indigestion", sweating, ache/pressure including et cetera can be heart disease in the young or older patient. In diabetics and hypertensive heart symptoms can be "the flu", unusual fatigue, or nothing!

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