Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack, says the American Heart Association. Women and men can have different symptoms, so it’s important to know the hallmarks of a heart attack for each gender.
The AHA mentions these heart attack symptoms for women:
- Uncomfortable pressure or pain in the center of the chest.
- Chest discomfort that lasts a few minutes or goes away and comes back.
- Pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath.
- Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
If you have any of these signs, call 911 and seek immediate medical attention.