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Women: Don’t Ignore These 3 Subtle Heart Attack Symptoms


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Dramatic chest pain isn’t always one of the clues


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We always associate chest pain with heart attacks, and for good reason, but it’s not the whole story ― especially for women. While chest pain is the most common symptom of a heart attack, women can have symptoms that aren’t related to chest pain at all, says cardiologist Leslie Cho, MD. They need to be on the lookout for other, subtler symptoms.

“Also, we need to dig deeper into the symptom of chest pain for both men and women as it relates to heart attacks,” Dr. Cho says. “It is seldom as dramatic as you might think, and it can feel like pressure or heartburn that comes on overtime.”

Below, Dr. Cho discusses three symptoms you should watch for ― and explains how to tell if they’re benign or cause for concern.

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