Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women


– [Narrator] You might
be surprised to learn that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. And not surprising, one major sign of heart disease is a heart attack. When it comes to heart attack symptoms, men and women often
experience similar feelings. But did you know there are several female-specific heart attack symptoms? Maybe it’s because women are so strong, but out of the 35,000 women who experience heart attacks
each year in the U.S., only 50% report having chest pain. So, what do they feel? Some common but often
unrecognized symptoms include extreme fatigue, irregular lower and upper back pain, discomfort in the neck,
jaw, or one or both arms, nausea or flu-like symptoms, and lightheadedness. Symptoms can occur over hours, days, or even weeks. The American Heart Association advises women to trust your intuition if you aren’t feeling normal and head to your local emergency room if you experience any of these symptoms. Keep your ticker strong by adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle, visiting your primary
care physician annually, and proactively calculating your risk for heart disease. (hcamidwest.com/service/heart-care)