The most common heart attack symptom in women is some type of pain, pressure or discomfort in the chest. While some women have no symptoms, others experience pain in the neck/jaw/throat or pain in the upper abdomen or back. These may occur during rest, begin during physical activity, or be triggered by mental stress.
Sometimes heart disease may be silent and not diagnosed until a woman experiences signs or symptoms of a heart attack, heart failure, an arrhythmia, or stroke.
These symptoms may include
About half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three risk factors. — such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity.
Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher risk for heart disease, including:
To reduce your chances of getting heart disease it’s important to