Many women think they know signs of a heart attack - the classic pain in the chest, shortness of breath, discomfort in the arms, neck, back or stomach and feeling nauseated, lightheaded or breaking into a cold sweat.
Did you know for women the signs of a heart attack are less dramatic and are often interrupted as flu like symptoms? Watch Just a Little Heart Attach by Go Red for Women and features Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Banks. Share this video with women you love and take our Heart Health Risk Assessment to learn if you are at risk for developing heart disease.
- Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
- Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
- Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
- As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
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