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What Do Heart Attacks Feel Like For Women?

  Men and women don’t experience the same heart attack symptoms. Because women’s symptoms are more subtle, being familiar with them could save a life. Quickly recognizing the symptoms of a heart attack can be the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, most people think that heart attack symptoms such as sudden pain in the chest, shortness of breath, and inability to walk and stand are the only heart attack symptoms.  In reality, these well-known symptoms usually only occur in men. Women’s heart attack symptoms tend to be much more subtle, and they’re far less known. Knowing what to watch out for can help you act quickly if a heart…

What Does a Mini Heart Attack Feel Like?

What Does a Mini Heart Attack Feel Like? According to Harvard Health, in approximately 50 percent of all myocardial infarctions (i.e., heart attacks), the sufferer believes the symptoms being experienced are caused by a less serious problem, which can increase the individual’s risk of dying from coronary heart disease (CHD), aka coronary artery disease (CAD). While there are several types of heart attacks, the mini heart attack or ‘silent’ heart attack, accounts for 45 percent of those suffered. A mini heart attack occurs when there is a temporary blockage in the coronary arteries. Just as with mini stroke symptoms, the symptoms experienced during a mini heart attack may be extremely…

What Happens to Blood Pressure During a Heart Attack?

What Happens to Blood Pressure During a Heart Attack? Just as there are many different symptoms of a heart attack, heart attacks also affect the blood pressure in different ways. What many people want to know is this: what, if anything, happens to blood pressure during a heart attack? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t a one size fits all solution. For instance, different people experience different blood pressure responses as their body experiences the trauma of cardiac arrest, heart disease, or other cardiac problems that precipitate an attack. In some people, their blood pressure drops during a heart attack, and, for others, it increases. Let’s find out why. Blood Pressure Drops…