Symptoms of Women’s Heart Attacks

Chest pain or discomfort

Chest pain is the most common heart attack symptom, but some women may experience it differently than men.

Pain in your arm(s), back, neck, or jaw

This type of pain is more common in women than in men. It may confuse women who expect their pain to be focused on their chest and left the arm.

Stomach pain

Sometimes people mistake stomach pain that signals a heart attack with heartburn, the flu, or a stomach ulcer.

Shortness of breath, nausea, or lightheadedness

If you’re having trouble breathing for no apparent reason.

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