According to the American Heart Association, every minute in the United States a woman dies from heart disease. Part of the problem is women and men experience heart attack symptoms differently. This may cause women to be unsure of what is happening and delay getting help. All women should know their risk for heart disease and the signs of a heart attack.
Symptoms of heart attacks for both men and women can include cold sweats, neck or back pain, gripping chest pains, pain radiating down the arm, jaw pain, shortness of breath and upset stomach or nausea. If you are experiencing any of these heart attack symptoms, don’t delay call 9-1-1 right away!