Women’s Heart Attack Symptoms: Personal Stories

by Dr. Stephen Parker (Article selection and Commentary) on January 2, 2011

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Carolyn Thomas’s MyHeartSisters post on women’s stories about their heart attack symptoms was picked by the most widely read doctor blog, www.Kevinmd.com

There are over twenty stories told by women about their symptoms; they provide an excellent overview of the variability of heart attack symptoms. (Click here for full article.)

Sandra, age 37, USA: ā€œI woke up at 3 a.m. and my first symptom was heartburn, even though Iā€™d eaten nothing that might cause that. My husband brought me antacids, then a sharp pain went through my back and I told my husband I felt like I was going to die ā€“ all in the matter of one minute from the initial symptom. My heart actually stopped and I had to be defibrillated twice in hospital, and then was unconscious for four days. Three more trips to hospital afterwards, but no plaque, just spasms that felt like heartburn, nausea and sometimes chest pain (it is hard for me to tell the difference!) ā€œ (Full Article)

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