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Are there symptoms a woman can experience that happen before a heart attack?

This week's question was from Melissa in Modesto: Are there symptoms a woman can experience that happen before a heart attack?

Jeff:

Some studies have identified symptoms experienced by women before they had a heart attack. These symptoms included unusual fatigue, sleep disturbances, shortness of breath, indigestion, anxiety and weakness in the arms. Researchers are still trying to determine how these symptoms help predict a heart attack. Also, these symptoms don’t necessarily lead up to a heart attack. If you have any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor about having the proper tests performed to determine of you have suffered a mild heart attack.

Last Updated Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 09:53 PM.
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