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Heart attacks are often associated with older men, but they are increasingly occurring in women, according to the latest research.
Although women often experience typical signs of a heart attack like chest pain and shortness of breath, the symptoms do vary between men and women.
One woman took to Twitter to share her experiences of heart attack symptoms to spread awareness among other women.
I want to warn women our heart attacks feel different. Last Sunday I had a heart attack. I had a 95% block in my le… https://t.co/GNn8vYyuZI — gwheezie I voted for thee Biden/Harris (@gwheezie I voted for thee Biden/Harris)
The Twitter user, known as gwheezie, wrote:
The pain ran across my upper back, shoulder blades & equally down both arms. It felt like burning & aching. I actually thought it was muscle strain. It wasn’t until I broke into drenching sweat & started vomiting that I called 911
The pain ran across my upper back, shoulder blades & equally down both arms.
It felt like burning & aching. I actually thought it was muscle strain.
It wasn’t until I broke into drenching sweat & started vomiting that I called 911
She described herself as an "older woman", and spoke about how she originally thought her symptoms were just muscle strain from helping her neighbour clear out her barn.
I almost died because I didn’t call it chest pain.
@geewheezie @kirstinestewart This also happened to my mother a year ago and she also went to the ER thinking it was… https://t.co/hdO4Fx13LW — Jennifer Laidlaw (@Jennifer Laidlaw)
@geewheezie I’m so glad to hear you’re ok, and you’re right that heart attacks might not present like in the movies… https://t.co/HsYpMzWqAw — Dr. Carly Goldstein (@Dr. Carly Goldstein)
@geewheezie Let's keep this going and raise awareness for the women we love. As a cardiologist I so appreciate thi… https://t.co/rqK3m01FSB — Afshine Emrani MD FACC (@Afshine Emrani MD FACC)
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