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Heart Attack Symptoms Are Different In Women

Heart Attack Symptoms Are Different In Women

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. While both men and women are affected by heart disease, the warning signs and symptoms can be quite different.

Dr. Amy Pollak , a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, heart disease and stroke cause one in three women's deaths every year, and 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented. She says living a heart-healthy lifestyle and making simple changes can be the cure.

Heart Attack Symptoms For Women

The most common heart attack symptom in women is some type of pain, pressure or discomfort in the chest. But it's not always severe or even the most prominent symptom, particularly in women. And, sometimes, women may...