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Young Women Dying From Heart Attack: Symptoms Differ & Are Deadly!

Updated on March 18, 2012
Classic heart-attack symptoms may not appear in younger women!
Classic heart-attack symptoms may not appear in younger women!

Heart Attack Symptoms in Young Women: What You Need to Know!

What you're going to read is going to amaze you! Women, especially younger women, who suffer a heart attack may have no chest pain or discomfort at all and may not even know they're having a heart attack.

Because they have no symptoms, their treatment is delayed and is different from those who exhibit classic symptoms of heart attack. For this reason, they're more likely to die.

Classic heart-attack symptoms may not be evident in women, delaying treatment!
Classic heart-attack symptoms may not be evident in women, delaying treatment!

The Study's Findings...

The study followed over one million heart-attack victims with the findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Dr. John Canto, Watson Clinic, who was part of the study, said it challenges "...the notion that chest pain and discomfort should be considered "the hallmark symptom" for all heart attack patients."

Women under 45, were 30% more likely than men in their age group, to suffer a heart attack without pain. Women who were aged 45-65, were 25% more likely to have a painless heart attack, but after age 75, there was no difference.


Neck pain, in younger women, may be a symptom of heart attack!
Neck pain, in younger women, may be a symptom of heart attack!

Heart Attack Symptoms: What You Need To Know...

Heart-attack symptoms may include shortness of breath, or pain in the arms, neck, jaw--your back or even your stomach, says Dr. Canto.

CAUTION: Younger women who have a heart attack are 20% more likely to die than their male counterparts in their same age group. And if you are diabetic, a smoker, or have a genetic predisposition to heart attack, you should be aware of these symptoms. This knowledge just might save your life!

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