Silent heart attack in women
|Silent heart attack in women||Darrell Miller||12/17/16|
December 17, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Silent heart attack in women
Most of the time people who are experiencing a heart attack will have pain in the chest, shortness of breath, etc. Silent heart attack symptoms might be as simple as indigestion, flu-like symptoms, or feeling discomfort like a pulled muscle in the chest or back, Kurrelmeyer said. It is brought on by the release of stress hormones that shock the heart, causing changes in the heart muscles that then cause the left ventricle not to work properly. Someone experiencing this condition might develop chest pains or shortness of breath after severe stress, either emotional or physical, she said.
- Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center cardiologist Karla Kurrelmeyer, M.D. says in their quest to get everything done on time, some women will ignore the mild symptoms of a silent heart attack.
- Heart problems in women are not usually as recognizable as they are in men.
- "It's important to take time for yourself during the holiday season and do things that will help relieve your stress," Kurrelmeyer said.
"A spike in blood pressure is also common during the holidays. Kurrelmeyer says many women end up in the ER with chest pains or palpitations and, in the most severe cases, can suffer a stroke."