Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

We don’t like to generalize, but many times women put their children and husband’s well-being ahead of their own. Unfortunately, if you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of others. When it comes to heart attacks, women have different symptoms than men. The scary part is that heart disease is the number 1 killer of women, and many times they get so wrapped up in managing multiple things at once, that they ignore the symptoms as being something insignificant.

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According to the American Heart Association, a heart attack strikes someone every 34 seconds. It happens when the blood flow that carries oxygen to the heart muscle is reduced or cut off completely. Things like fat build-up, cholesterol and plaque cause the arteries to narrow and the flow of oxygen is blocked.