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Infographic: Is it a heart attack?

Heart Health | Infographics | November 9, 2020
Women and men can feel a heart attack differently. See which signs are in common and which are unique.

Some symptoms of a heart attack feel the same for men and women. Some feel different. 

For example, men and women may both feel pain in the chest, shortness of breath and discomfort or tingling in their arms, back, neck, shoulder or jaw. By contrast, the following symptoms have also been reported by women:

  • uncommon tiredness
  • sudden dizziness
  • heartburn-like feeling
  • nausea or vomiting
  • cold sweats 

The reference chart below may help you determine if you or a loved one could be experiencing a heart attack. If so, please, don't wait. Call 9-1-1.

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