Heart attack symptoms may differ in women

Women experience less typical symptoms of a heart attack more often than men, including:
  •  Breathlessness
  •  Nausea
  •  Pain in the arms or jaw
  •  Lightheadedness
  •  Palpitations
  •  Fatigue.
Because we usually associate heart attack with a crushing pain in the middle of the chest, women experiencing these more subtle symptoms often don’t realise what’s happening – and can therefore delay seeking the urgent medical care they need.
A heart attack is a medical emergency. Don’t ignore it. Call 000 (Australia) for an ambulance to get immediate assistance.
This article is for reference purposes only – it is not designed to be, nor should it be regarded, as professional medical advice. Please consult your own medical practitioner for health advice specific to your condition.