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I am a women at 60 worried about heart disease and want to know what are the signs and symptoms ?

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Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: May be silent

Women & men are equally at risk for heart disease.
The most eminent is coronary blood vessel narrowing, but in women especially, a vascular spasm can produce a clot and block the artery that bring oxygen to the heart muscle. Symptoms include chest pain- radiating to the jaw & left arm, along with sweating & shortness of. Breath. This is an acute event however, thus a checkup is warranted by md.

In brief: May be silent

Women & men are equally at risk for heart disease.
The most eminent is coronary blood vessel narrowing, but in women especially, a vascular spasm can produce a clot and block the artery that bring oxygen to the heart muscle. Symptoms include chest pain- radiating to the jaw & left arm, along with sweating & shortness of. Breath. This is an acute event however, thus a checkup is warranted by md.
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