Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women
Women are less likely to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack and seek treatment right away. By learning and recognizing the symptoms, women can become more proactive in their treatment.
While chest pain and shortness of breath are often the presenting complaint for heart attacks in women, they can also experience any one of the following symptoms:
- Burning sensation in the chest or upper abdomem
- Cold sweat
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pain or discomfort in one or both arms
- Pain or pressure in the back or high chest
- Unusual fatigue
Educating women about heart disease
Our volunteer nurses and doctors and specially trained in women's cardiovascular health. They are available to meet with healthcare professionals, business and community groups, to talk about the unique heart health needs of women, including early detection, management and preventive care (list of topics). To schedule a speaker for a community or professional group, please call Charlotte Hickey at 203.688.4373 or email: email@example.com
Yale-New Haven Hospital is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association and important initiatives like Go Red for Women. Learn more about our outreach and education programs to support cardiac patients and families.
Chest Pain Center
Yale-New Haven Hospital is nationally accredited as a "Chest Pain Center with PCI" (percutaneous coronary intervention) — a distinction that signifies better care, better prognosis, better quality of life, faster treatment and decreased length of stay in the hospital for patients with acute coronary syndromes/heart attacks. Learn more about our Chest Pain Center.
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For more, call the Women's Heart Program: 203.688.4373.