March 28, 2021

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Heart disease in women: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Heart disease may cause pain in the chest, neck, jaw, or back. However, heart disease in females can cause different symptoms. Females are more likely to experience “atypical” symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, tiredness, or no symptoms at all.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that heart disease is the leading cause of death for females in the United States. However, only 56% are aware of the risk.

This article looks at the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease in females. It also looks at disparities in treatment between males and females, and how to lower

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Women’s heart disease symptoms different than those in men

LUMBERTON — Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both women and men.

Learning to recognize symptoms early is of great importance, but it may be challenging for women because their symptoms are different than those in men.

The classical presentation of a heart attack is central chest discomfort lasting a few minutes intermittently. Patients of both genders usually describe crushing, squeezing pain or fullness sensation. However, for women, chest pain may not be as intense or it may not be the most bothersome symptom. Frequently, women complain of pain down the arms, jaw,

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How heart attack symptoms differ in men and women

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., but only half of women recognize it as their top killer.

Bon Secours S. Francis Registered Nurse Meredith Thackston said many of her patients know heart attack symptoms that are typically seen in men, but that women often have very different symptoms and many don’t know what they are.

“Your classic symptoms are ‘there’s an elephant sitting on my chest and I can’t breathe,” she said. “Some people just have back

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