What are the atypical symptoms associated with chest pain for women?

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Atypical symptoms associated with chest pain for women may include the following:

  • shortness of breath
  • weakness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • palpitations
  • lightheadedness

Atypical chest pain associated with acute coronary syndrome is more likely to occur in individuals that are older, diabetic and/or women.

Dr. Tseday Sirak, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

About 40 percent of women have atypical symptoms of chest pain. In this video, Tseday Sirak, MD, from StoneSprings Hospital Center, walks us through where atypical chest pain is usually felt for women.

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