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Heart attack warning signs different for men, women

Infographic describing heart attack warning signs for men and women - Experts at HeartSome heart attacks are sudden and intense, but most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. But one thing is clear: Heart attack warning signs for men and women often are different.

For instance, it’s more likely women will experience symptoms commonly associated with the flu.

Most heart attacks, however, involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. The chest discomfort can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.

This handy guide will give you a better understanding heart attack warning signs — so everyone is prepared.

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