The Female Heart Attack.

Did you recently hear about celebrity Rosie O'Donnell's heart attack?

Her story details an important concern for females: heart attacks symptoms commonly experienced by women are not typical.  By typical, I mean those characteristic heart attack symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, pain radiating to the the shoulder/left arm, etc.

Heart attack (myocardial infarctions) in females cause symptoms such as (but not limited to!): nausea, sweating, fatigue, upset stomach, flushing, indigestion, weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, anxiety, etc. However, also note that some females also experience the 'typical' symptoms as well.

The heart can be deceiving... (Binary Heart, from XKCD.com).

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