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Heart Attack and Atherosclerosis Prevention (cont.)

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What are the signs and symptoms of a heart attack in men and women?

Symptoms of a heart attack include:

  • Chest discomfort or pain that may feel like pressure
  • Squeezing, or fullness discomfort in one or both arms
  • Back, neck, jaw or stomach pain
  • Shortness of breath, which may or may not be accompanied by chest discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Palpitations
  • Lightheadedness
  • Sweating

Sometimes people having a heart attack experience no symptoms at all. The medical term for this is silent ischemia, commonly referred to as a "silent" heart attack.

If you think you are experiencing signs of a heart attack, call 911 immediately!

Are signs and symptoms of a heart attack different in women?

Women also experience chest pain and discomfort as a symptom of a heart attack. But women are more likely than men to experience other symptoms including shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting, and back or jaw pain. Sometimes the symptoms of a heart attack in women are more subtle, such as

If you think you are experiencing signs of a heart attack, call 911 immediately!

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/29/2016

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/heart_attack_and_atherosclerosis_prevention/article.htm

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