A serious note about heart attacks....
February 5, 2008 6:05am CST
I read this in an article somewhere, and I feel the need to share this to fellow mylotters. So here goes: Women (and men) should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up! Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive. A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this info shared to everyone they know, can be sure that we'll save at least ONE LIFE. Hope this sharing is helpful to all readers....
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11 Feb 08
That is exactly correct. There are heart attack that are silent and woman should also take note of this. Only one third of women can feel the standard chest pain when they suffer a heart attack. As you can see, I'm calling it standard because the usual sign of heart attack would be a squeezing pain, tightness at the center of the chest accompanied by difficulty of breathing as well as those that you mentioned. According to the latest study, most women when they have a heart attack, only one third can experience this kind of set up. In most women, they only feel upset stomach mostly on the upper portion and often mistook it as abdominal problems rather than heart attack. It is best to see the doctor if you are already 40 years old and above and having upper abdominal discomfort that is not relieve by the usual hyper acidity medications.