Symptoms of Heart Attack
The widely known symptoms of a heart attack — acute pain, tightness, burning and a dull ache in the chest — are generally experienced by men. Nausea, shoulder pain and exhaustion can be the only signs a woman may experience during a heart attack, making an attack difficult to recognize. That's why the best way to prevent a heart attack is to get educated about onset and symptoms.
If you are experiencing signs of a heart attack, it is important to act quickly. Don't wait more than five minutes to call 911 or seek medical attention.
For more information, call the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart &Vascular Center at 713-790-3333.
Women and Heart Disease
More American women die from heart disease than from any other cause. That's why it's so important to take a proactive approach to your heart health. Regular checkups and screenings can lead to early diagnosis and treatment, and you should take the time to learn about your family medical history. If you inform your doctor that heart disease runs in your family, it can allow your doctor to assess your overall risk and start earlier on prevention.
Houston Methodist Hospital is known worldwide for its innovations in the field of cardiology. Since its formation, the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center has provided revolutionary personalized care for patients with heart disease, and is proud to provide heart service specially designed for women. This outstanding reputation and consistent performance make the DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center a Houston Methodist Center of Excellence.
To schedule an appointment, contact the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center at 713-790-3333.
Watch a segment from "Leading Medicine" on heart disease in women.