Knowing the symptoms of heart attack may just save your life. In this video Dr John and the panel discuss how the symptoms of heart attack in women can be different to men. For women this may include pain and pressure in the chest, neck, arm, jaw, shortness of breath, dizziness and a cold sweat.
Women don’t always feel the classic chest pain men often feel. Instead women may feel breathless, and have nausea, back pain, tightness or discomfort in the arms and a general feeling of being unwell.
Women often wait too long to seek help because they think they are not at risk of heart attack. As we age it is important to speak to your GP and get a heart health assessment.
For more information on this topic, go to the Jean Hailes for Women’s Health website.