Heart Attack Symptoms in Women
Heart Disease in Women
A lot of people think that women do not get heart disease. More women die from heart disease than from anything else. Any woman can get heart disease.
When you think about heart disease, you probably think about chest pain. Women might not have chest pain. If they do, they might call it an achy, tight or "heavy" feeling instead of pain. The pain might even be in the back between the shoulder blades, instead of the chest.
Women might think these signs are no big deal because they don't "sound" like a heart attack. Don't ignore these signs. Go to your doctor of clinic right away.
What are the signs and symptoms of heart disease in women?
The most important sign is feeling really tired - even if after enough sleep. Other signs of heart disease in women are:
There is good news: You can take steps to keep your heart healthy.
Don't wait to get help!
Go to your doctor or clinic if you have any warning signs.
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SOURCE: FDA.gov. Heart Disease in Women.
Last Editorial Review: 10/28/2010