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Video:Female Heart Attack Symptoms

with Robert Longley

Research by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicates that female heart attack symptoms show up as long as a month or more before experiencing heart attacks. See these warning signs and tips for knowing female heart attack symptoms.See Transcript

Transcript:Female Heart Attack Symptoms

Research by the National Institutes of Health NIH) indicates that women often experience new or different physical symptoms as long as a month or more before experiencing heart attacks.

Predicting a Female Heart Attack

Increasingly, it is evident that women's symptoms are not as predictable as men's.

Prior Female Heart Attack Symptoms

Major symptoms reported prior to a woman having a heart attack are:
  • Unusual Fatigue 70%
  • Sleep Disturbance 48%
  • Shortness of Breath 42%
  • Indigestion 39%
  • Anxiety 35%

During Heart Attack Symptoms

Major symptoms during a heart attack include:
  • Shortness of Breath reported in 58% of the cases studied
  • Weakness in 55% of women
  • Unusual Fatigue in 43% women
  • Cold Sweat
  • and Dizziness in 39% of women


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