Every year 735,000 Americans have a heart attack and every year about 610,000 Americans die of heart disease. That is one in every four deaths in the United States. Signs and symptoms of a heart attack are different in men and women, and heart attack symptoms can begin presenting MONTHS before your heart attack. Know these signs, catch your heart attack before it happens, and prevent future events with lifestyle adjustments. Talk to your doctor with any and all questions about your heart health.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women because they do not recognize the symptoms.
This is a short clip from Rosie O'Donnell's comedy stand up, "A Heartfelt Standup," were she discusses her own heart attack and promotes education of signs and symptoms that may present in women prior to a heart attack. For awareness to spread we must continue to talk about the facts.
If you feel any of these symptoms don’t take the “wait and see” approach. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Trust your gut. Call 9-1-1 immediately. Delayed medical attention due to missed symptoms is one reason why heart disease kills more women than men. Be your own health advocate, educate yourself and educate your friends and family.