Know the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack (They're Different for Women)
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The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions notes that not all heart attacks are preceded by chest pain. Men or women could have chest discomfort, shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, breaking out in cold sweat, and dizziness.
highlights the seven warning signs of heart attacks in women, which includes sudden weakness; discomfort in the back, chest, arm, neck, or jaw-without chest pain; and trouble sleeping. Unfortunately, these symptoms are also common for a host of other medical conditions.
Bottom line: a heart attack doesn't always look like the typical Hollywood heart attack, and if you're a woman, you might need to be aware of symptoms that are more common for our gender.
If you have symptoms like these, have your doctor check you out. Don't delay, because that could cause additional heart damage or even be fatal. As we mentioned in our
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