Heart disease symptoms in women are typically more subtle than heart disease symptoms in men including fatigue, indigestion, anxiety and shortness of breath. During a heart attack, symptoms may include weakness, cold sweat and dizziness.
The American Heart Association estimates it is 52% more likely for women to experience delays in getting treatment after calling 911 to report cardiac symptoms. When they arrive, women are more likely to die from severe heart attacks once they’re in the hospital.
Take a Heart Disease Test
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world. In the United States alone, heart disease kills one person every 34 seconds. A heart disease test is very important if you believe you’re at risk or have a family history of heart disease; the more you know, the faster you can act to prepare and make changes.