7 little known ways to recognize a heart attack.

Worth reading. Unfortunately, this could panic a lot of perfectly healthy people. Frankly, most people don’t pay enough attention to their own body and what it is trying to tell them.

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Heart Disease is the #1 cause of death in women.

Heart attack symptoms in women are rarely the classic “clutch my chest and die” scenario that we see in movies.

While many women have chest pain or pressure that men commonly experience,  Harvard Health Publications article Gender Matters: Heart Disease Risk in Women states that women are more likely to experience “prodromal” symptoms- or symptoms that start out subtly but get worse over time.
Here’s a handy chart of common heart attack symptoms women can experience for weeks or days prior to and during a heart attack.
If you or someone you know experiences these symptoms, seek immediate care and call 911.

Top heart attack symptoms in women
One month before a heart attack During a heart attack
Unusual fatigue (71%) Shortness of breath (58%)
Sleep disturbance (48%) Weakness (55%)
Shortness of breath (42%) Unusual fatigue (43%)
Indigestion (39%) Cold sweat…

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