Women's Heart Health


Women may have different symptoms of heart disease than men, including:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Acid indigestion or heartburn
  • Back pain
  • Lower chest discomfort

The classic symptoms of crushing chest pain with radiation to the neck and jaw, profound sweating, and shortness of breath don’t always occur in women. Also a woman’s symptoms may not be associated with strenuous activity or stressful circumstances.

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Women's Heart Health

Phone 336-713-4427

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Patient Sally Irvin

“I had two heart attacks, but none of the classic symptoms.”

Sally Irvin was 50 years old when she had her first heart attack. She had another one four years later. Learn how her symptoms were misinterpreted and why heart disease is the number one killer of men AND women.

Last Updated: 04-10-2014
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