Should heart disease warnings be different for women and men?

Warning signs of heart disease can be different for men and women, so women should know what signs can cause a heart attack, according to the Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon (CDC).

Some common signs of heart diseases, according to the CDC), are:

  • Cold sweats
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Pressure in the chest (unusually heavy), like a ton of weight on top of you
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Sharp pain in the upper body
  • Unusual tiredness

If you have any of these symptoms, don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1 for emergency help, according to the CDC.

Talk to your doctor for more information about warning signs of heard disease.

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