A recent bout of acid reflux made me wonder about heart attack symptoms in women – I vaguely recalled that women (and men, but more often women) often don’t go to the Emergency Room with heart attack symptoms because they don’t want to be embarrassed to find that all they have is heartburn.
It can be a costly mistake. Especially for women.
Because heart attack symptoms can present differently for women than men. Both men and women can experience left arm pain along with crushing chest pain – like an elephant is sitting on their chest.