"Not all of these signs occur in every attack. They may disappear and come back. If they return, call 911 immediately," advises Charles Pattavina, MD, director of emergency medicine and head of the Emergency Heart Center at The Miriam Hospital. "The important thing is to act fast. Don't wait."
Heart attack signs in women can be harder to detect. In addition to the typical symptoms mentioned above, some women may experience any of the following symptoms:
Because women tend to view heart attack as a man's illness and don't consider themselves to be at risk, many women minimize their symptoms and place themselves at greater risk by delaying treatment. For these reasons, more women die from heart attacks than men do.
Contact the Women's Cardiac Center at The Miriam Hospital for more information.
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