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Women, Men Experience Different Heart Attack Symptoms

While heart disease is the number one killer of women in the US, men are just as capable of developing the life threatening condition.
While heart disease is the number one killer of women in the US, men are just as capable of developing the life threatening condition.

When someone thinks of a heart attack, the first common signs that come to mind are chest pains, but men and women can experience completely different symptoms during a heart attack.

While men can feel a crushing pressure in their chest, women tend to have a larger variety of symptoms of pain and discomfort without ever having pain in their chest.

Even though women can tend to be more of a diagnostic challenge for doctors, all of the patient's risk factors are considered when determining a heart attack situation.
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