5 Heart Attack Symptoms In Women That Are Super Common (And Scary)

Symptoms in women are much subtler than in men.


Roxanne Patel Shepelavy |

Hollywood may have conditioned us to believe that a heart attack involves clutching your chest and collapsing dramatically, but symptoms in women can be much subtler. Seriously, some of these seem so random they could be mistaken for common old heartburn.

Heartburn Or Heart Attack?

If you experience any or all of these while at rest, get yourself checked out asap.

1. Dizziness

Dizziness a sign that your heart isn’t pumping enough blood to your brain.

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2. Fatigue

Suddenly feel super-tired? A weakened heart can’t pump enough O2 for the body to function properly.

3. Nausea

Nausea could indicate your blood pressure has dropped – it may be accompanied by clamminess and sweat.

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4. Pain In Weird Places

Pain in the upper back, upper abdomen or lower chest: your heart is struggling to pump blood where you need it.

5. Shortness Of Breath

Being short of breath during normal activities: the heart’s pumping action weakens as blood flow to the heart diminishes.

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