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What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Differences: Women tend to have the same symptoms for heart disease as men, but there are some differences. Women tend to have more shortness of breath and fatigue & less actual chest discomfort. Although it is not an "all or none discussion, " any symptom between the belly button and the mouth, front or back, including neck-shoulders-arms and jaw can be a sign of heart discomfort. Hrs, md, facc. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Same as men: Same as men but sometimes a bit different. Chest pain and shortness of breath are the most common, especially if associated with exertion, . ...Read more

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If heart disease in women is the big killer, why do so many ers and doctors send them home with symptoms?

If heart disease in women is the big killer, why do so many ers and doctors send them home with symptoms?

Judgement calls: Not all symptoms are related to heart disease. The hard part of our job often is to weigh all the symptoms, and risk factors and make a calculated decision on how likely the symptoms can be explained by heart disease that also requires admission. It's not an easy task. You simply cannot admit every woman (or man) with symptoms and low probability of heart disease. ...Read more

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Arm pain is a less common symptom of heart disease in women. What is main symptom ?

Arm pain is a less common symptom of heart disease in women. What is main symptom ?

Let me try to help: The most common symptoms of heart attack in women are , shortness of breath , weakness , unusual fatigue , cold sweat , dizziness , pain or pressure in the back or high chest , pain or discomfort in one or both arms , discomfort may be described as pressure, ache, or tightness; may come and go , a burning sensation in the chest or upper abdomen , irregular heartbeat , nausea. Thanks. ...Read more

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I read in a magazine that indigestion is a symptom of heart disease in women?

I read in a magazine that indigestion is a symptom of heart disease in women?

Yes and No: Your physician or cardiologist can determine how the various pieces fit together and see what the indigestion is coming from. ...Read more

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I read that indigestion is a major symptom of heart disease in women.?

I read  that indigestion is a major symptom of heart disease in women.?

Women and CAD: It may be, at times women can have somewhat atypical symptoms. They are usually associated with shortness of breath or lightheadedness. If you have symptoms that occur and do not resolve with rest you should see your physician or go to the er. ...Read more

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What to do if i read in opera's magazine that indigestion is a symptom of heart disease in women.?

Heart disease: Opera is not a valid medical periodical. The symptoms of coronary artery disease and some other things can be similar to indigestion, that isn't specific to women. Women do tend to have less 'classic' symptoms however. ...Read more