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Women Have Different Heart Attack Symptoms

Almost 50 percent of women who die of a heart attack have no clinical symptoms, according to a U.S. National Institutes of Health study.

Women heart attack victims often are not treated as aggressively as men with the same symptoms and more often die, the agency says.  Some women experience nausea, a cold sweat, or light-headedness when having a heart attack.

Doctors strongly advise that even if you're not sure if it's a heart attack, get checked out immediately.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK

  • Chest discomfort
  • Pain spreading to the jaw, shoulder, neck or arm
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Indigestion or gas-like pain
  • Dizziness
  • Unexplained weakness or fatigue
  • Discomfort or pain between the shoulder blades
  • Sense of impending doom
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