Cardiologists say while pressure and discomfort in the middle of the chest are traditional heart attack symptoms, it's often the a-typical signs that make diagnosis difficult.
Are you just feeling tired or not feeling like yourself? Are you feeling short of breath in the middle of the night, waking up short of breath?
Women seem to experience more subtle heart attack symptoms than men. It may be related to anatomy -- in particular, smaller blood vessels in women. No matter what the symptoms, prompt treatment is vital to recovery and women and men are urged to call 9-1-1 if they think they're having a heart attack.