Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Signs and Symptoms of Heart attack in women

Heart attack or other cardiovascular disease are one of the reasons why hundred and thousands of women die every year. What many people, including many health care professionals, don't realize is that the symptoms of heart attack in women are often different than in men. Women are more likely to experience nausea, dizziness, and anxiety as symptoms that indicate a heart attack. Here are some signs and symptoms of women heart attack:

  • Excessive Sudden Fatigue.
  • Chest pain, pressure and fullness.
  • Jaw pain pressure, or numbness.
  • New pain or pressure in the arms (deep aching and throbbing in one or both arms) neck or upper back.
  • Feeling of heaviness, such as pressure-like chest pain between the breasts that may radiate to the left arm or shoulder.
  • Shortness of breath and/or inability to catch your breath when waking up.
  • Cold sweat.
  • Dizziness--unexplained light headedness, possible blackouts.
  • Anxiety--unusual nervousness, feelings of impending doom.
  • Edema--fluid retention and swelling usually of the ankles or lower legs.
  • Fluttering--rapid heartbeats, palpitations.
  • Nausea--gastric upset.
  • Pressure or fullness in the upper abdomen.

Heart Attack and other cardiovascular diseases is the number one cause of death in women and it is the most preventable cause of death. Women should pay particular attention to these signs and symptoms and seek immediate advice from a specialist or health care professional if these signs and symptoms happens.


Mike Foster said...

I can't tell you how helpful this advice is, for both men and women. I am in the process of making an inspirational video about breast cancer and will share it with you when it's complete.

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Rachel said...

It is always useful to be aware of these things. My Mum has angina caused by a sticky heart valve and so I am aware of these sorts of things. Hopefully once she has surgery she will be better than she ever has been!

Lady Rose said...

Printing out this list to keep in my purse - I've mentioned some of these symptoms my current cardiologist and primary physician but they have never paid much attention -- I am switching doctors and have my first appointment next month. I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure two years ago, but other then some blood pressure medication neither doctor has done much to help me understand the situation.

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your "Health Assistant" said...

To Miss Lady rose having a second opinion is a good option specially if you are not please with the result thanks for your time to comment take care!

your "Health Assistant" said...

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