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
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Lightheadedness
  • Weakness.
     
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.)
 
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