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Poll Results: Which is a little known, but common symptom of heart attack among women?

Shortness of breath
21%
(132)
Fatigue
43%
(268)
Chest pain
7%
(46)
Pain in the arm
19%
(118)
Tightness in the chest
9%
(54)
The answer is "fatigue". While most know some of the "classic" signals of heart attack such as chest pain, shortness of breath, pain in the arm and tightness in the chest, 90 percent did not mention the less common signals that women may have like nausea, fatigue and dizziness. Women are more likely to have subtle symptoms of heart attack such as indigestion, abdominal or mid-back pain, nausea, and vomiting.

For more information, check out the NetWellness original article Heart Disease in Women by Karen Kutoloski, DO of the Heart and Vascular Center at MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Kutoloski is available to answer your questions in the Cardiac Rehabilitation topic.

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