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Symp­toms can be harder to iden­tify and more dif­fi­cult to di­ag­nose in women. Heart At­tack Warn­ing Signs:

Some heart at­tacks are sud­den and in­tense — the "movie” heart at­tack, where ev­ery­body can un­der­stand what's hap­pen­ing. But most heart at­tacks start slowly, with mild pain or dis­com­fort. Of­ten peo­ple af­fected aren't sure what's wrong and wait too long be­fore get­ting help, los­ing the pre­cious time.

Most heart at­tacks in­volve chest dis­com­fort in the centre of the chest that per­sists, or goes away and comes back. It can feel like un­com­fort­able pres­sure, burn­ing, squeez­ing, full­ness or pain.

Heart at­tack symp­toms for women may be dif­fer­ent than the men, The most com­mon heart at­tack symp­tom in women is some type of pain, pres­sure or dis­com­fort in the chest. But it's usu­ally not as se­vere or as prom­i­nent symp­tom in woman. They may present with jaw pain, Neck pain, shoul­der, up­per back or ab­dom­i­nal dis­com­fort ,Short­ness of breath , nau­sea or vom­it­ing, in­di­gestiin on sweat­ing, light­head­ed­ness or dizzi­ness, un­usual fa­tigue, etc. of women who die sud­denly of coro­nary heart dis­ease have no pre­vi­ous symp­toms

of heart dis­ease and stroke events may be pre­vented by life­style changes and ed­u­ca­tion

Heart dis­ease risk fac­tors for women:

Al­though the usual risk fac­tors for coro­nary artery dis­ease such as di­a­betes, high choles­terol, high blood pres­sure and obe­sity af­fect women as well. Meta­bolic syn­drome, Men­tal stress and de­pres­sion, Smok­ing are greater risk fac­tor for heart dis­ease in women than in men. Menopause pose a sig­nif­i­cant risk fac­tor for de­vel­op­ing car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease in women.

ACT IM­ME­DI­ATELY! Warn­ing signs can hit every­one dif­fer­ently, be­ing alert to the symp­toms can save your life and the lives of your near and dear ones. Many victims wait too long to seek help, en­dan­ger­ing their life or set­tling down at best with a com­pro­mised qual­ity of life.

If you or some­one you're with, has chest dis­com­fort, es­pe­cially with one or more of the other signs, don't wait, call for help/seek med­i­cal at­ten­tion.

Also, check the time so you'll know when the first symp­toms ap­peared. It's very im­por­tant to take im­me­di­ate ac­tion. The ear­lier the artery is opened by an­gio­plasty or a clot-bust­ing drug the bet­ter is the chance of sur­vival and bet­ter is the further qual­ity of life.

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