Know the Symptoms

Men and Women are different, and so are their heart attack symptoms. Although men and women share many of the same signs for a heart attack, such as chest pain or discomfort, there are other signs that women need to remember. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), women often believe some symptoms they are experiencing may be other less life-threatening conditions like acid reflux, the flu, or normal aging. Knowing the difference in symptoms may save your life!

Heart Attack Symptoms

  • Sudden cold sweat
  • Pain in chest, arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Light headedness or sudden dizziness
  • Feeling unusually tired for no reason
  • Pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of chest
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden cold sweat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Indigestion or gas-like pain
  • Heartburn

Know the Risk Factors that could prevent a heart attack:

  • Tobacco Use ( or 1-800-QUIT-NOW)
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Unhealthy Diet

Speak with your primary care provider about these risk factors today! If you don’t have a primary care provider, find a Boone Health Provider at primarycare or visit heart to learn more about heart disease and how Boone Health can help.