Listen to Your Heart
Warning Signs of a Heart Attack in Women

heartattacksignswomenDiseases of the heart and circulatory system kill over half a million women every year. Many heart attacks in women go unnoticed or unreported. Learn the warning signs and call 911 if you are experiencing these symptoms.

Common Warning Signs of a Heart Attack in Women

  • Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back
  • Pain that spreads to the shoulder, neck or arms 
  • Chest discomfort with light-headedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath

Less Common Warning Signs of a Heart Attack in Women

  • Unusual chest, stomach or abdominal pain
  • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing and dizziness
  • Unexplained anxiety, weakness or fatigue
  • Heart palpitations, cold sweat or paleness