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what are heart attack symptoms in women?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 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 of breath, nausea/vomiting, sweating, and/or flush face often accompany. Some have just sob or sharp pain. Some gas pain. Dizziness or just fatigue. Some have no symptoms at all. If you have risks then follow up with a doctor is most important.
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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Symptoms of heart attacks in women? Do they differ in males?

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Known symptoms for women to have a heart attack ?

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