DON’T IGNORE THESE SYMPTOMS
Palpitations and pain in the chest and arm are the classic signs of a heart attack.
But many women have subtler symptoms that are easy to brush off, says Dr. Steinbaum. Memorize these warning signs:
Strange fatigue (such as after a usually easy workout, or just making the bed).
Trouble sleeping even when exhausted.
A cold, clammy feeling.
Sudden sweating or shortness of breath with another symptom, like chest pain.
Difficulty breathing when you’re lying down that eases when you sit up.
Pain in either arm, or the left side of the lower jaw.
Chest pain that spreads to the upper or lower back, especially sudden pain that might wake you up at night.
Chest pain that comes with nausea/ vomiting, heartburn, anxiety, or dizziness.