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Heart Attack Symptoms For Women

By EmpowHER October 21, 2010 - 1:19pm
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Yes, heart attack symptoms can be different for women. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women — despite race or ethnicity. Heart disease kills one of every three American women. The symptoms for women having a heart attack can be very different than those of a man, but the following are common symptoms in both men and women:
•tightness or squeezing chest pain
•shortness of breath
•pain spreading to shoulder, arm or neck
•dizziness or loss of consciousness

There are several symptoms of a heart attack that are more likely in women:
•unexplained weakness or fatigue
•indigestion or gas-like pain
•pain between the shoulder blades
•recurring chest discomfort

It’s best to be evaluated by a cardiologist if you have any questions about your heart health.

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