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Symptoms of heart attack in women?

Symptoms of heart attack in women?

Same as in men: Same as in men, but maybe more subtle ... Chest pain, possible arm or neck pain, nausea, sweating, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, fatigue, restlessness, anxiety, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of a heart attack in women?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack in women?

Be Careful: Symptoms include chest pain of different types, the pain can radiate to the neck, or the back or the arms, bad indigestion can also be a sign, heart palpitation, associated sweating or feeling of doom, associated anxiety, feeling very weak and short of breath. There are other symptoms. If you are having chest pain and worried, call 911 now before it is too late. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I have heard that tingling in the fingers can be a symptom of a heart attack in women.Is this true?

I have heard that tingling in the fingers can be a symptom of a heart attack in women.Is this true?

Not true: Even if some one with tingling in fingers have heart attack, it has no co relation with mi. These are 2 different ailments ...Read more

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Should i go to the er"? I am a 56 yr old female, diabetes, high blood pressure. Having off and on stomach pain in the middle and left side, pain in my neck and ear and some jaw pain. I thought these may be symptoms of a heart attack in women. I have no in

Should i go to the er"? I am a 56 yr old female, diabetes, high blood pressure. Having off and on stomach pain in the middle and left side, pain in my neck and ear and some jaw pain. I thought these may be symptoms of a heart attack in women. I have no in

Hello. : Hello. I don't know what your pain represents. I will list some of the symptoms of a mycocardial infarction (heart attack). Chest pain, tightness, squeezing or fullness is the most common presentation. However the pain can also present in the upper back, the upper middle abdomen, jaw, head, teeth or in the arms (left more than right). One could have nausea, vomiting or it could feel like indigestion or heartburn. Feeling short of breath, sweating and just feeling out of sorts can also occur. About a fourth of people have no significant symptoms during a heart attack.
You asked specifically about symptoms in women. The following statistics are from a national institute of health study . 43% of women had no chest pain. 58% were short of breath; 55% had marked weakness; 43% experienced fatigue, with cold sweats in 39% & dizziness in 39%.
According to the study preceding their heart attacks women experienced the following symptoms: unusual fatigue - 70%; sleep disturbance - 48%; shortness of breath - 42%; indigestion - 39% and anxiety - 35%.
Whenever int doubt it is best to take the cautious road. Jaw pain in a woman with diabetes and high blood pressure is of concern. ...Read more

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What are heart attack symptoms in women?

What are heart attack symptoms in women?

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. ...Read more

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Known symptoms for women to have a heart attack ?

Known symptoms for women to have a heart attack ?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart attack for a woman?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack for a woman?

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. ...Read more

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What are the signs and heart attack symptoms for women?

What are the signs and heart attack symptoms for women?

It could be varied: But can include chest pain, or radiation of pain to the jaw, neck, or arm, shortness of breath, or exertional shortness of breath, or sweats. Sometimes, people have atypical symptoms, such as discomfort in the abdomen. You might have nausea. Sometimes, it can be fatigue but this is pretty atypical. Keep in mind your risk factors. If you have them, be proactive and be tested... Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the heart attack symptoms for a woman?

Can you please tell me the heart attack symptoms for a woman?

Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder.
Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms.
Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men.
Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive.
A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are some rare symptoms of a heart attack that only a female would experience?

What are some rare symptoms of a heart attack that only a female would experience?

Not gender specific: Atypical findings are not exclusive to female gender. They can go from being silent to feeling gi discomfort ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms before having a heart attack for a female?

What are the signs and symptoms before having a heart attack for a female?

Same: The signs and symptoms are the same, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, arrhythmias, and such. The issue has been that for reasons not clearly understood, women presenting with the same symptoms as men are less likely to have been believed. Fortunately, that situation appears to have improved. ...Read more

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My cardiologist says he suspects I've had a silent heart attack. I've had no symptoms or knowledge of this. What now? 71 years, female.

My cardiologist says he suspects I've had a silent heart attack. I've had no symptoms or knowledge of this. What now?  71 years, female.

You get medicine.: Patient with history of previous heart attacks are expected to be on multiple medications that control the blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and possibly heart rate, Sometimes a cardiologist could discuss a diagnostic plan that includes a catheterization based on your risk and symptoms. Feel free to discuss what's next with your heart doctor. ...Read more

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Dull ache in left upper back near shoulder blade. Worried about heart attack as I have read women often complain of this as a symptom?

Dull ache in left upper back near shoulder blade.  Worried about heart attack as I have read women often complain of this as a symptom?

Very unlikely: At your age - 31 - it is very unlikely that you would have disease of the blood vessels in the heart causing blockages and pain in chest or rarely back. Young women can sometimes have heart disease, but almost always there are risk factors which include smoking (major risk), use of oral contraceptives, strong family history, diabetes, high cholesterol+/or high BP. In their absence, very unlikely. ...Read more

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31yr old female. Went to ER with ALL heart attack symptoms. HR 144 BP 136/83. arms lost circulation, turned blue. Tests normal. discharged within 3hrs?

31yr old female. Went to ER with ALL heart attack symptoms. HR 144 BP 136/83. arms lost circulation, turned blue. Tests normal. discharged within 3hrs?

Hmm: What did they tell you caused your symptoms? We always recommend to follow up with a doctor after your emergency room visit to put things together and also see how you are doing. If having persistent , recurrent symptoms another recheck at the emergency room is warranted. Good luck ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of heart attack bad?

Are the symptoms of heart attack bad?

Yes!!!!!!!: Any symptoms of heart attack are bad. It's an attack! ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of heart attack?

What are early symptoms of heart attack?

Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder.
Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms.
Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men.
Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive.
A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of heart attack?

What can be initial symptoms of heart attack?

Chest Pain -See Doc?: When to see a doctor?

How do you know when you need medical help for chest pain? It's not always easy to tell. Helpful simple quiz:

http://edition.cnn.com/HEALTH/help.at.home/chest.pain/content.html ...Read more

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What are the earliest symptoms of heart attack?

What are the earliest symptoms of heart attack?

Can be varied: The "typical" symptoms of a heart attack are like an 'elephant sitting on my chest.' however symptoms can be varied and be a tightness, fullness, burning or achiness in the chest, neck, jaw, shoulder or arm. Sometimes there will be a sense of nausea and sweatiness. Others will have a marked sense of shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms call your doctor or 911 immediately. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart attack in young men?

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! ...Read more

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Can you explain what are the symptoms of heart attack?

Can you explain what are the symptoms of heart attack?

Classic symptoms: If you are asking for classic symptoms that would be chest pressure like an elephant on chest with radiation of pain or heaviness to the neck, jaw and left arm (mostly) with cold sweats, shortness of breath and sometimes nausea or heartburn-like, or dizziness. There are variations of these so better know your risk factors and anticipate when you feel something. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart attack and what should I do?

What are the symptoms of heart attack and what should I do?

Chest pain: A heart attack or mi (myocardial infarction) can often begin suddenly with chest pain often described as having heavy pressure "like an elephant sitting on your chest." many times this pain can radiate to the left neck, left shoulder and down the left arm. The patient may start sweating and feel their heart racing. If you have similar symptoms, go to the er or call 911 immediately. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of a heart attack in women?

Heart attack: Pain in chest, jaw, back, shoulder, or arm, or dizzy spells. Also shortness of breath, fatigue, or just not feeling right. And then there may be no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell if I have the symptoms of heart attack?

Can you tell me how to tell if I have the symptoms of heart attack?

Heart attack: Read this useful piece:

http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/heart-attack/in-depth/heart-attack-symptoms/art-20047744.

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What are the sure symptoms of heart attack? How long does it last for??????

What are the sure symptoms of heart attack? How long does it last for??????

Heart attack: Typically some form of chest discomfort often accompanied by breathlessness,sweat,nausea,palpitations,a sense of impending doom ,anxiety,with radiation of discomfort to various areas in the SVC distribution;BUT some or all of these may or may not be present in the majority of presentations. A large minority up to 20=40% present with very atypical symptoms inc. painless ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more