Female’s are less likely to have a heart attack than men, however, when they do have a heart attack they are more likely to dismiss it as indigestion and therefore wait until they receive treatment, which is often too late. It is because of this that it is important to have a high index of suspicion for any woman who presents with heart attack signs and symptoms.
Heart Attack Symptoms Female
Female heart attack symptoms are similar to men but are often less pronounced and include:
Chest pain, tightness, discomfort, crushing pain, heaviness, pain to the neck, pain to the left arm, pain to the jaw, tingling to the left arm and numbness to the left arm, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, vomitting, sense of impending doom and sudden death.
Female Heart Attack Signs
Female heart attack signs are generally the same as men and include:
Skin cool, pale, and sweaty (clammy), difficulty breathing.