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While a heart attack is a frightening event, you need to learn the signs of a heart attack and what steps to take. The life you save could be your own!
Many people think a heart attack is sudden and intense, like a "movie" heart attack, where a person clutches his or her chest and falls over.
The truth is that many heart attacks start slowly, as a mild pain or discomfort. If you feel such a symptom, you may not be sure what's wrong. Your symptoms may even come and go.
Even those who have had a heart attack may not recognize their symptoms since the next heart attack can have different symptoms. Women may not think they are at risk of a heart attack - but they are.
You are at higher risk of heart disease if you are:
Learn the signs...but also remember:
Even if you're not sure it's a heart attack, you should still have it checked out. Fast action can save lives...maybe your own.
The most common warning sign of a heart attack in both men and women is chest discomfort –usually in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
Although both men and women can experience atypical symptoms of a heart attack, 70 percent of women have had heart attacks without any chest pain at all. Listen to your body. Trust your instincts.
Women can experience atypical symptoms such as:
If you suspect a heart attack:
For more information about the Cardiovascular Center, please call 818.885.8500. To find a physician, please call 818.908.8677 or use our search tool to Find a Doctor.