Up until around age 55, men are much more likely than women to experience a heart attack. The gap gets smaller with advancing age, but men are still at a higher risk than women of suffering a heart attack. For that reason alone, it’s important that you recognize the common
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In simplest terms, a heart attack occurs when one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart becomes too blocked to allow blood to reach the heart muscle. Given that the problem lies in the middle of the heart, it would make sense that chest pain would be an
The most important thing you should know about heart attack symptoms in women over 50 is that they are often not the traditional signs of a heart attack. Both women and men can experience chest pain, usually in the center of the chest. It’s sometimes described as a “squeezing” feeling,
Heart disease remains the number one killer of women and men in the U.S., but there are important differences in the types of coronary problems that affect each gender. Women are more likely than men to have heart disease in the network of small arteries of the heart, which is
Heart attack symptoms can range from the obvious—sudden chest pain—to much more vague signs, such as back pain or a sense that something just isn’t right. So it’s important that you not only know what the list of heart attack symptoms includes, but how to react if those signs appear.
You may believe that men need to be more concerned about heart attacks than women, but a woman’s risk for heart disease and cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke, increases significantly once she reaches her postmenopausal years. It is especially important for women to heed warning signs, since women
Cardiac arrest is a sudden and frequently fatal event that occurs when the heart’s electrical system malfunctions, causing the heart to stop beating. Though it often comes on without any warning, sometimes a cardiac arrest symptom or two can tip you off that cardiac arrest is imminent. These symptoms may
You’ve no doubt seen movies or television shows in which a character clutches his or her chest for a moment and then collapses because of a heart attack. Or maybe you’ve actually seen someone experience such an event—or suffered a heart attack yourself. If so, it’s possible that your symptoms
Know the Signs of Heart Attack, and Act on Them
Women suffering a heart attack wait much longer than men to call emergency medical services, and this puts them at greater risk for adverse outcomes, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual scientific session in March 2015.