When you hear “heart attack” do you generally think “male?” Many people do – and that thinking could account for a few facts: research shows that women go to the hospital on average one full hour later than men do after experiencing a heart attack. And since every minute counts, delaying care may result in poorer outcome for women.
The classic symptoms – like acute pain, tightness, burning and a dull ache in the chest – are not the only ones that clue women in to the fact that they may be having a heart attack.
Here are some symptoms of a heart attack that are more typical for women:
shortness of breath
nausea or vomiting
back or jaw pain
pressure-like chest pain between the breasts
rapid heartbeats or palpitations
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