More women die of heart disease than the next four causes of death combined.
One challenge is that heart disease symptoms in women can be subtle and
unrelated to chest pain, including:
- Neck, jaw, shoulder, upper back or abdominal discomfort
- Shortness of breath
- Right arm pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Unusual fatigue
Eighty percent of cardiac events in women could be prevented with healthy choices.
Torrance Memorial cardiologists help patients learn to maintain a strong heart and to spot the unique
signs and symptoms for cardiac problems in women.