‘My Flu-Like Symptoms Turned Out To Be A Heart Attack’


If you suddenly found yourself experiencing chest pain, discomfort in one or both arms, or shortness of breath, alarm bells might immediately sound in your mind alerting you of these telltale signs of a heart attack. But what if you felt nauseous, exhausted, weak, or like you had a bad cold? Heart attack symptoms in women can be different than in men, and women, in particular, are often unaware they're having a heart attack when it happens. 

We talked with five female heart-attack survivors to find out what they felt in the days, hours, and minutes leading up to their heart attacks. One thing these women make very clear: There's no cookie cutter set of symptoms when it comes to having a heart attack—and it can happen to just about any woman at any age.

Read the Women's Health article