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I have been told that heart attack symptoms are different in women than in men.  What signs should a woman look for?
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There are many resources on the web --here is one of them -
http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/features/her-guide-to-a-heart-attack

just search-   signs of heart attack in women
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In my case it was more a burning sensation in the center of my chest. I could also feel it radiate up to my jaw and in my arms. I was never really short of breath, but I was nauseated and sweating. The last time I was also shaking. I knew someting was wrong. At times even now I have a strange tingling in my upper back between my shoulder blades.  Have you had any discomfort of this type?
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Often times women have pain between the shoulder blades in the back.
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Thank you so very much for your reply.  I have had pain before in between my shoulder blades, and I have awakened in the middle of the night almost every night nauseated but never actually vomiting.  I did take a stress test, because my doctor had ran an EKG, and it was abnormal, but my Medicaid ran out, so I never got a chance to see what the results of my stress test were.
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Thank you very much for your reply.  I too, have had pain between my shoulder blades in my upper back, and I have also awakened, almost every night nauseated but never actually vomiting.  I took a stress test, because my doctor ran an EKG, and it was abnormal, but then my Medicaid ran out, so I never got a chance to see what the results of my stress test were.  I do know that my doctor gave me prescription strength aspirin so I don't know what is going on, and I don't have the cash to pay my doctor for a visit.  They don't bill anymore, so I'm at a loss there as well.
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