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Women's Heart Health

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and there is a lot that women don’t know about their heart health. Like the fact that women may not experience the same heart attack symptoms that a male might.

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

  • Chest pain (less than 1/3 of women will experience this symptom) 

  • Pressure in the chest

  • Pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck, jaw or arms

  • Chest discomfort in the upper back

  • Cold sweats, nausea, lightheadedness 

Women may even notice the following symptoms for a month or more before a heart attack:

  • Unusual fatigue*

  • Shortness of breath*

  • Weakness*

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Indigestion

  • Anxiety 

*One of the most common symptoms of heart attack in women.

The Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Women's Heart Secrets is an integrated program designed to empower women in the management of their heart health.

Heart Secrets shares information with women that will revolutionize the way they think about their heart health. It’s about helping women feel the best they ever have.

Learn more about the Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Women’s Heart Secrets here.



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