This was written by an ER nurse who wants everyone to know how different a woman’s heart attack can be from a man’s experience.She almost waited until it was too late to call 9-1-1. She had to be resuscitated in the ambulance and woke up realizing that what she thought was indigestion, was actually a heart attack.I recently spoke about this at the Go Red for Women event sponsored by the American Heart Association with Dr. Catherine Collings. I’ve also covered this for CBS and El Camino Hospital.
Did You Know
Women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have when experiencing a heart attack. You may be expecting the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, someone grabbing their chest and dropping to the floor. These are the images that we see in the movies. Here’s the story of one woman’s experience with a heart attack.”I had a heart attack at about 10:30 PM with NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one would suspect might have brought it on. (more…)
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