The heart attack is different in women! Here's what unusual feelings the female infarct has
Women with heart attack may have atypical signs that are misleading. This is why the doctor is late.
Both in females and men, heart disease is the main cause of death. More specifically, heart disease kills more women than all types of cancer together. If in the case of male sex, the most common sign of heart attack is severe chest pain, in women the symptoms of heart attacks do not always include chest pain.
"I was at a meeting and all of a sudden I saw double, then everything went back to normal. The next few days I realized I could not read it before. I went to a family doctor who had the inspiration to send me to cardiology. Suffering a heart attack, "says Maria P., a cleric who is approaching 55 years of age.
Protected until menopause
"There have been written hundreds of thousands of pages over the time on this subject, with things that were valid and changing. It is clear that until menopause, women do not infect as often as men. After that, their risk becomes equal to male sex, "explains Professor Mircea Cinteză, head of the Cardiology Department at the University Emergency Hospital in Bucharest. If, as a rule, the infarction is crushed in the chest, in women there may also be stabbing / pains at any point of the chest, which is generally not specific to the infarction. "Also, the EKG in women has more varied and unclear aspects than in men," adds the cardiology professor.
symptoms heartwomen who are often ignored
Typically, the following symptoms predict an infarction:
- Pain in the arms, back, neck, stomach. The infarction is felt on the left side of the chest, and a symptom that betrays this event is the appearance of a pain in the arms, especially the left. Any new pain in the chest area should be evaluated by your doctor, especially if you are over 30 years of age.
- Nausea, which will culminate with vomiting and pallor, are other alarm signals.
- dizziness; anxiety;
- Difficulty in breathing;
- Excessive and cold sweating.