THIS IS WHAT A HEART ATTACK FEELS LIKE TO A WOMAN.
(CHEST PAIN, DISCOMFORT, PRESSURE OR SQUEEZING, LIKE THERE’S A TON OF WEIGHT ON YOU)
Other Heart Attack Symptoms to Watch Out For:
- Shortness of breath
- Light-headedness or sudden dizziness
- Unusual upper body pain, or discomfort in one or both arms, back, shoulder, neck, jaw or upper part of the stomach
- Unusual fatigue
- Breaking out in a cold sweat
If you experience any one of these symptoms, don’t make excuses for them. Make the call to 9-1-1. Don’t miss a beat.
Although women often think of heart attack as something that affects mainly men, heart disease is the number one killer of women. Every 90 seconds, a woman in the United States has a heart attack. The Office on Women’s Health has launched a new campaign to educate women about the symptoms of a heart attack. To learn more, visit http://www.womenshealth.gov/HeartAttack.