7 Things Women Need to Know About Heart Disease Now

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Here are seven things you need to know to lower your risk of heart disease (8 Photos)

Juhie Bhatia on Feb 13, 2013 at 3:07PM

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7 Things Women Need to Know About Heart Disease Now

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More Subtle Symptoms

In movies, people often clutch their chest to indicate they are having a heart attack. While it's true that in real life the most common symptom of a heart attack is chest pain, it's not always severe, and often gets mistaken for heartburn.

The National Women's Health Information Center lists these other unexpected symptoms to watch out for:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pain in the back, neck or jaw
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Unusual fatigue
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