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Warning Signs for Women


Warning Signs for Heart Attack and Stroke in Women

Heart Attack Warning Signs

Know the heart attack warning signs for women.  They can be different than men's signs. 

Call 9-1-1 if any of these signs occur!

  • Chest discomfort that lasts more than a few minutes and goes away and comes back.  It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
  • Discomfort or pain in other areas of upper body:  one or both arms, the back, neck jaw or stomach. 
  • Shortness of breath along with chest discomfort or before it.  New or unusual shortness of breath during everyday activities or at rest.
  • Unexplailned anxiety, weakness or fatigue
  • Palpitations, cold sweat or paleness
  • Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, lightheadedness, dizziness, upper abdominal pressure or discomfort.

Stroke Warning Signs

Call 9-1-1 if any of these signs occur!

  • Sudden numbness or weakness in your face, an arm or leg, or on one side of your body.
  • Sudden dimness or loss of vision, especially in one eye.
  • Sudden loss of speech, or difficulty talking or understanding.
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.
  • Sudden dizziness or unsteadiness especially with any of the above symptoms.

Trust St. Mary's to Provide the Care and Services You Need

St. Mary's Heart Institute offers the region's most comprehensive cardiology and cardiovascular surgery services --- all in one convenient location.  We work with the physicians of Ohio Valley HeartCare to offer the most advanced diagnostic tools and comprehensive cardiac care. 

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