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Yes, because most of us associate a heart attack or heart disease with crushing chest pain. And yet, for women, the signs of heart disease can be so mild that we ignore them.
We know that women experience symptoms of heart attack differently than men do. Where men often have crushing chest pain, women may feel an overwhelming sense of fatigue or break out into a cold sweat. Women’s warning signs of impending heart attack are also different from mens.
Sometimes we forget that it’s not just our plumbing that’s different. Our brains, our hormones, and yes, even our hearts are different from men’s. While many men have some slight chest pain, according to the National Institutes of Health.