Listen as Dr. Saks shares the heart attack symptoms women experience most often.
A lot of women can get chest discomfort or tightness, just like a man can get. The pain or the discomfort can go down the left arm; sometimes people say it goes down the right arm. It could go up into the jaw or neck or into the back. Then you could have some more vague type of symptoms like fast heart rates, fatigue, nausea, or vomiting that may not be recognized immediately as being a sign of a heart attack, but can be in some cases.
About Dr. Saks, D.O.:
Dr. Shani S. Saks joined the Arizona Heart Institute in September 2005, following a three-year invasive cardiology fellowship at the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Saks completed her undergraduate and Master of Science degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where she graduated Cum Laude. She received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Saks continued her medical education by completing an internal medicine residency at the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, where she served as Chief Medicine Resident. Dr. Saks is a Certified Internist by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. Due to significant and premature heart disease in her own family, Dr. Saks has a strong commitment to patient education, reducing risk of heart disease, preventative medicine and women’s health. Dr. Saks provides services at the Arizona Heart Institute location in central Phoenix.
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