Heart Attack Symptoms in Women [Video]

17 Jul

I want everyone to read this post – no skimming or scanning today.  Read it carefully.  Pretty please.  :)

Barry sent me an article yesterday that explained heart attack symptoms in women and how they are different than typical heart attack symptoms we often associate with the medical crisis.  I have to admit, I was surprised by the symptoms because they can easily be mistaken for so many other things “minor” things.

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women?

I did a little further research on the actual symptoms for women.  I hope you never have to use this knowledge, but just in case, here’s a quick list for you.

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

  • Breaking out in a cold sweat.
  • Extreme or unusual fatigue.
  • Shortness of breath during normal activities.
  • Unexplained coughing.
  • Heartburn or indigestion.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Unexplained anxiety or panic attack.
  • Unusual or prolonged interruptions of your sleep pattern.
  • Acute chest pain that lasts for several minutes or goes away and comes back.
  • Pain, tightness, or a burning sensation in your upper back.
  • Pain in arms, shoulders, neck, throat, or jaw.
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness.

Sounds like a lot of other physical ailments, right?  You may not have all of these symptoms, but the more you have, the greater the possibility you are having a heart attack.  While women tend to experience more non-traditional symptoms than men, it is possible for men to experience some of these symptoms, too.

This video called Just a Little Heart Attack from the American Heart Association takes a somewhat lighthearted look at heart attack symptoms and how easy it is to dismiss them:

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For more information on heart attacks and recognizing the symptoms, visit the American Heart Association or Go Red For Women.

♥ Rachel


6 Responses to “Heart Attack Symptoms in Women [Video]”

  1. narcissista1 July 17, 2012 at 6:42 am #

    Thank you for sharing. I would have NEVER thought I was having a heart attack with those symptoms. If you don’t mind, I will reblog this.

  2. narcissista1 July 17, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    Reblogged this on NARCISSISTA.ME and commented:
    I usually don’t cover health in depth, but did you know heart disease is the #1 cause of death among women? I did, but had no idea what the symptoms were. This funny but important video featuring Elizabeth Banks shows us how easy it is to dismiss the symptoms. Thanks to Blessings in Disguise for finding it.

  3. rachturner July 17, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    Don’t mind at all! Thanks for sharing and getting the word out!!

  4. Laura Allen July 17, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    This just happened to a friend of mine, she is in the hospital now recovering, we are blessed she is still here, the doctor literally told her if she hadn’t got to the hospital when she did, she would have died. She is in her fourties and couldn’t believe that her symptoms were a heart attack. Thank-you Rachel for letting people know that it isn’t like men symptoms alone but fatigue,nausea, dizziness or rising (runnaway blood pressure) are all signs. She is doing well now. ALWAYS HOPE, Laura

    • rachturner July 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

      Laura – How awful, but also good that she got help when she did! I am very glad your friend is doing better.

  5. Ronnie Allington August 8, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    Heart attacks can be prevented if we just do regular cardio exercises each day and we also watch our diet, avoiding fats. ::`,;

    Best regards http://www.foodsupplementdigest.com/rhodiola-side-effects/

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