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According to Mayo Clinic, women often have different symptoms than men when experiencing a heart attack. Women are more likely than men to experience pain originating from somewhere other than the chest. Some of those pl... More »

Diseases and conditions such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, low estrogen following menopause, increased age, and pregnancy complications are some risk factors for women developing heart disease, according to Mayo Clini... More »

Many people survive heart attacks and continue to live full, active lives, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Survival is greatly dependent on how fast one gets treatment and the amount of damage... More »

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Common signs of a heart attack in women include pressure or pain in the midsection of the chest, numbness and discomfort in one or both arms, jaw, neck, back and between the shoulders, stomach ache and the need to vomit,... More »

The symptoms of a heart attack last longer than 5 minutes and, in men, include: chest pain or discomfort, as well as pain or discomfort in the left shoulder, arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach, explains Cleveland Clinic. O... More »

In men, the symptoms of a heart attack include chest discomfort, which is identified as a pain or pressure in the chest that lasts for a few minutes and returns, according to the American Heart Association. Symptoms can ... More »