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Signs of Heart Attack in Women

Women often experience different heart attack symptoms than men. According to the American Heart Association, women may have one or more of these symptoms:

  • Discomfort or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or comes and goes
  • Discomfort or pain in one or both arms, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Shortness of breath, as if you've just run a race, when in fact you've barely moved
  • Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, vomiting or lightheadedness

If you have any of these symptoms or suspect that something just doesn't "feel" right, seek medical care immediately.

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