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A 49-year-old member asked:

what are the signs when you get a heart attack in a woman in her 40's?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Heart attack : Chest pain, chest pressure, arm pain, shoulder, epigastric or upper back pain. Also shortness of breath, or flu like symptoms. Or just not feeling well.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, .

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Symptoms of heart attack in women?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 39 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!
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is a heart attack like if woman?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Typical sometimes: May be the same as everything described for mostly male populations or slightly different with less pain and more anxiety, or trying to minimize the pain because the woman needs to care for children, family etc. On the other end of the spectrum, doctors sometimes disregard women's heart attack symptoms and attribute them to hysteria. Take yourself seriously!
A 36-year-old member asked:

Heart attack - what's my friend's chances at 65, female?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
Depends: On risk factors. These include family history, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking. Risk goes up in females over age 55.
A 24-year-old female asked:

What is the likelyhood of a 24 year old female having a heart attack ?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Very unlikely: 24 year old people are at very low risk for having heart attacks. 24 year old females are at even smaller risk. This makes it very unlikely.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Could a young woman have a heart attack?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Absolutely: There are rare problems in children. Most after 45 some in young adults with smoking, diabetes, obesity, bad behavior- Cocaine etc. After that anytime up to 100 women are at risk along with us guys!

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