Heart attacks feel different for women
Both men and women can experience intense chest pain. But women may not—and even when they do, they also frequently experience more vague symptoms such as dizziness or lightheadedness, crushing fatigue, pain in different areas of the body such as the arms, jaw, neck, back, or stomach; and nausea or vomiting.
Warning signs of heart attack in women are more subtle than those found in men—and they mean heart attacks are sometimes mistaken for other ailments, such as the flu. Many women don’t get the help they need in time because they don’t recognize the symptoms until it’s too late.