Heart Health Twitter Quiz: Women and Heart Attack

Most women do not have chest pain when they have a heart attack

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True or False: Most women do not have chest pain when they have a heart attack.

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Answer: False

In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say:

Chest pain is the most common heart attack symptom in women and in men. While women are slightly more likely to have atypical chest pain (sharp or burning pain that comes and goes vs. the traditional pressure-like or squeezing pain that persists), most women have some sort of chest pain when they suffer a heart attack. The point—do not ignore chest pain.

Learn more about symptoms of heart disease in women.