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Updated 08 May 2013

Heart attack: warning signs

Take a look at this graphic to see which warning signs, in men and women respectively, may signify that a heart attack is on its way.

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Before a heart attack occurs, there may be warning signs.

Take a look at these now that it's Heart Health Month. Everyone needs to be able to recognise these signs.

In men, this usually involves central chest discomfort or pain of a crushing, heavy nature (this is called angina), which is brought on by exertion.

But in women, the warning signs may be more vague and confusing.

Take a look at the sketch below to see which warning signs, in men and women respectively, may signify that a heart attack is on its way:

(iStock images adapted for Health24, September 2009)

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Women and heart disease
What is a heart attack?

 
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