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Female Heart Attack Symptoms

Women and men may describe heart attack symptoms differently. For example, women are twice as likely to describe their chest pain with the words "discomfort," "pressing," "crushing" and "bad ache."

Women often experience heart attack symptoms differently than men. It's important for a woman to be able to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack and react quickly by calling 911.

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Are you feeling a tight, painful pressure in your chest? Do you feel pain in the jaw, neck, shoulder, arm or stomach? Maybe it feels like you have heartburn or indigestion. Perhaps you're short of breath, or have a loss of appetite. It could be a feeling of fatigue, nausea, or dizziness. All of these symptoms are signs that you might be having a heart attack. Stay calm. Ask for help. Don't hesitate! Call 911. Recognizing a heart attack and reacting calmly and quickly can save your life! Be CardioSmart.

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Women and Heart Disease