Symptoms of Heart Attack in Women
Heart attack symptoms in women do not present the same as they do in men - and they aren’t always obvious. For example, not all women experience chest pain or discomfort. Sometimes, the only symptoms present are shortness of breath, nausea, shoulder pain, weakness and fatigue. Many women may just experience a cold sweat and dizziness.
However, some of the more “classic” symptoms can be experienced by both men and women:
• Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back
• Discomfort or pain in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach
• Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort
• Lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea
• A feeling of indigestion