Heart Disease in Women : Risks & Symptoms - All You Need To Know


Heart disease in females might cause different symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, tiredness, or no symptoms at all.[Source: medicalnewstoday]

Women have higher post-menopausal total cholesterol levels than men, which increases their risk of heart disease. [Source: HarvardHealthPublishing]

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Women with diabetes are more likely to get heart disease than males because of additional risk factors like obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.  [Source: HarvardHealthPublishing]

For women, metabolic syndrome(a group of health risks) is the most significant risk factor for experiencing heart attacks at an unusually early age. [Source: HarvardHealthPublishing]

Since the menstrual cycle impacts tobacco withdrawal symptoms. Compared to male smokers, women who smoke are more likely to experience a heart attack. [Source: HarvardHealthPublishing]

Some women might experience symptoms such as angina, pain in the neck, jaw, or throat, and pain in the upper abdomen or back. [Source: cdc.gov]

Some women experience feeling exhausted, short of breath, or have swelling in their legs, ankles, stomach, or neck veins. [Source: cdc.gov]

Women's coronary arteries are smaller than men's making it more challenging to perform angiography, angioplasty, and coronary bypass surgery in women. [Source: HarvardHealthPublishing]