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Heart Attack Warning Signs for Women

December 28th 2016

Contact: Angie Boyd-Chambers, (615) 284-7462, angie.boydchambers@sth.org

Actress Carrie Fisher passed away this week after suffering a major heart attack. Paying attention to the warning signs of a heart attack can mean the difference of a life saved. It is important to note, however, that men and women experience different warning signs. In continued observance of heart health awareness, take the time to memorize these key heart attack warning signs for women. Remember, if you experience any of these signs, get to an emergency room as quickly as possible.   

  • Sweating
  • Chest pressure
  • Nausea
  • Jaw or unusual back pain
  • Lightheadedness
  • Shortness of breath

For tips on living a heart-healthy lifestyle, visit nashvillegoesred.org. For more information about the Cardiac Services at Saint Thomas Health, visit saintthomasheart.com.

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