As a woman do you know when your having a heart attack?

Similar to men. Left chest pain, shortness of breadth , pain from chest radiating left arm ;/or, left jaw, occasional pain epigastrium(pit of stomach)- see your pcp for more details- don't neglect symptoms.
No one is the same.. Everyone is different. In general we tell people to be concerned if they are having chest pressure or feel short of breath, especially with exertion. Back pain can also be a symptom and some people just feel tired or feel nothing at all. Most important is that if you have symptoms that give you a 'sense of doom' you should call your doctor. If the feelings come and don't go away, you call 911.

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How could a woman know if she's having a heart attack?

Symptoms vary . Chest pain, jaw pain, arm pain, back pain, upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, sweating, trouble breathing and profound fatigue could all be possible symptoms of a heart attack in a woman. Bottom line - if you are concerned that you might be having a heart attack, take an Aspirin and seek medical attention immediately. Read more...
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...

What is a heart attack like if woman?

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! Read more...
Variety of symptoms. Heart attack symptoms in women can be very different from the classic symptoms more commonly seen in men - chest pain and difficulty breathing. Women may have those symptoms but some women may have very nonspecific symptoms such as nausea, sweating, or slight difficulty breathing with exertion. Read more...

Could a young woman have a heart attack?

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! Read more...

What are the signs for a heart attack in a woman?

Various. Typical presentation of heart attack is chest pain, pressure in the chest, jaw pain, back or arm pain. Patients may have symptoms of heartburn. But this varies from patient to patient. A time presentation of shortness of breath especially in patients with diabetes is symptom of heart attack. Some patient may have G.I. Symptomatology such as nausea. Read more...
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...

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

Too ambiguous. This answer could take up a whole text book. Females have a varied and sometimes minimal experience with heart attacks. This site works better if you ask about your own symptoms or concerns. Read more...
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...

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...

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

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. Read more...
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, . Read more...