I remember attending first aid and CPR training a few years ago. There were a few paramedics there as well. When we reviewed how to treat heart attacks, one of the paramedics said that women were “the worst” when it came to heart attacks. I asked him why and he told me that most women dismiss the pain and symptoms of a heart attack if they have had children as nothing compares to the pain of childbirth!!
A recent article, “Why heart attack symptoms are often missed in women“, highlights the findings of a recent study on women’s health. Signs of heart attack are often missed in women if their symptom are atypical. Also, young women who have experienced a heart attack have a greater risk of mortality than a man the same age.
Please read the article and pay attention to your body. You may just learn something that saves your life!