Your passion for healthy living brought you here - let's keep talking!

Sign up for our FREE Healthy Living newsletter to get the latest health news, nutrition tips, special offers, and delicious recipes from


Heart Attack Signs Every Woman Should Know

Heart attack symptoms can be different in women compared with men. Could you spot the signs?

Credit: Getty Images

9 of 10

Dizziness or light-headedness

Feeling dizzy or light-headed is another almost unknown symptom of heart attack.

One study found that 39% of women having a heart attack reported feeling this way as the attack progressed. Another study found that women were actually more likely than men not only to feel dizzy, but even to faint.

This is likely the result of a blockage in one of the blood vessels leading to the heart.

» View All

Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from!

More Ways to Connect with Health