Women: Heart Attack Symptoms: Tell-Tale Signs

22 May

Heart attacks can be harder to spot in women, who tend not to have the movie version, a sudden burst of pain or pressure in the chest or an arm.

They often experience more subtle signs, such as jaw or back pain, nausea, and shortness of breath, according to the American Heart Association.

As a result, women may be less likely to seek medical help. Call 911 if you notice these symptoms

Women who experience these angina that lasts longer than 10 minutes should also ask their doctor about coronary microvascular disease, a type of heart disease more common in women.

Source:  Consumer Reports on Health April 2018

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