Symptoms of Women With Angina
Common symptoms of women with angina include:
- Pain or discomfort (often a pressure-like pain) in or around the chest, shoulders, jaw, neck, back, or arms that may feel like a squeezing, pressing sensation (usually lasting two to five minutes)
- Indigestion or heartburn-type sensation
- Shortness of breath
Some women may have more vague symptoms of angina, such as:
- Unusual tiredness
- Trouble sleeping
- Problems breathing
- Anxiety (feeling uneasy or worried).
If you have any of the following serious symptoms of angina, call 911 immediately. You may actually be having a heart attack:
- Pain or discomfort that is very bad, gets worse, and lasts longer than 20 minutes
- Pain or discomfort along with weakness, feeling sick to your stomach, sweating, or fainting
- Pain or discomfort that does not go away when you take angina medicine
- Pain or discomfort that is worse than you have ever had before.
(Click Women With Symptoms of Angina to learn more about angina and how it affects women.)