Heart attacks strike quite differently for different sexes. While men typically suffer suffocating chest pains—women suffer far more subtle symptoms that are often ignored until it’s too late.
Here are eight heart attack red flags for women…
1. Breathing Difficulties
Shortness of breath is a common and very frightening precursor to a heart attack if you’re a woman. It may come on suddenly and without warning (i.e., not following physical activity), for no apparent reason. Imagine gasping for air like you’ve just run up a few flights of stairs when you’re sitting stationary.