Heart and Vascular Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about women's heart and vascular health

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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Source content: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center

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