From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Heart Attack Warning Signs for Women

Recognize the symptoms.



Symptoms many women experience when a heart attack is occurring
- Chest discomfort may be mild to severe
- Pressure, squeezing, tightness, or fullness in the chest
- Pain in the arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach
- Nausea or vomiting
- Difficulty breathing
- Weakness
- Unusual fatigue
- Cold sweat
- Dizziness

Symptoms many women experience up to a month before a heart attack
- Unusual tiredness
- Sleep problems
- Shortness of breath
- Indigestion
- Anxiety or uneasiness

Sources:
"Women's Heart Attack Symptoms," published in Healthy Outlook, Spring 2008. Copyright 2008 by Aetna, Inc.
"Heart Attack, Stroke and Cardiac Arrest Warning Signs," on the American Heart Association website

Related Prairie Bluestem post:
Close Call with a Heart Attack

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