Did you know that 71 percent of women experience a sudden onset of extreme weakness, similar to the flu, as their early warning sign of a heart attack? Some heart attacks can be sudden and intense, but most heart attacks start slowly with mild pain and discomfort. The most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort, but women are also more likely than men to have other common symptoms, such as shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain. If you see or have any heart attack warning signs, immediately call 9-1-1 or your emergency response number.
Source: American Heart Association