Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women. If a woman has a heart attack, she is more likely to die from it than a man. If she survives a heart attack, she is at greater risk for having a second one in the next 12 months. And scariest of all — something most people don't know — women have a higher risk for developing heart disease than all types of cancer combined, including breast cancer. What's more, heart attack warning signs in women are different from the warning signs in men.

Get Healthy's Jackie Hays talks with Theresa Byrd, R.N., with Norton Women's Heart Center at Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital about heart attack symptoms. For more information, go to or call (502) 629-1234.

Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women. If a woman has a heart attack, she is more likely to die from it than a man. If she survives a heart attack, she is at greater risk for having a second one in the next 12 months. And scariest of all -- something most people don't know -- women have a higher risk for developing heart disease than all types of cancer combined, including breast cancer. What's more, heart attack warning signs in women are different from the warning signs in men.

Get Healthy's Jackie Hays talks with Theresa Byrd, R.N., with Norton Women's Heart Center at Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital about heart attack symptoms. For more information, go to http://www.nortonhealthcare.com/womensheartcare or call (502) 629-1234.

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