Five Early Warning Signs of a Heart Attack



Early Warnings Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Dr. O’Keefe-McCarthy cited a number of previous studies that have suggested women tend to experience more warning symptoms compared with men.

Women tend to experience less prodromal chest pain, but reported more episodes of fatigue, anxiety, and head-related symptoms such as headache or dizziness compared with their male counterparts.  

Dr. McSweeney and her colleagues identified the five specific prodromal symptoms that appear to be most predictive of future cardiac events:

          –Unusual fatigue
          –Discomfort in one or both arms
          –Generalized chest discomfort
          –Shortness of breath
          –Discomfort in the jaw/teeth

Read More:

 Can early warning symptoms predict a heart attack?

March 18, 2018 


Dr. Parker’s Commentary

Carolyn Thomas’s blog is the best heart blog on the web.

She writes from her own experience, writes in depth, and responds to everyone who comments on her blog.

She is particularly focused on women’s heart issues, an area that was ignored for decades.

She is author of a Woman’s Guide to Heart Disease, an essential book for understanding the complexities of women and heart disease, whether you are a man or a woman.  



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Dr. Parker is a 68 year old heart attack survivor and cardiac psychologist.He is an Honors graduate of Stanford University with forty years of clinical experience. Dr. Parker is available for consultation on heart matters. Contact him at heartcurrents(at)