Health Tip: Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

(HealthDay News) -- Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack, says the American Heart Association. Women and men can have different symptoms, so it's important to know the hallmarks of a heart attack for each gender.

The AHA mentions these heart attack symptoms for women:

  • Uncomfortable pressure or pain in the center of the chest.
  • Chest discomfort that lasts a few minutes or goes away and comes back.
  • Pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

If you have any of these signs, call 911 and seek immediate medical attention.

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