Go Red: Black Women and Heart Disease

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  • What Is Heart Disease?
  • The Silent Killer
  • The Signs of a Heart Attack
  • Why Us?
  • Smoking and Heart Disease
  • Access to Health Care Matters
  • Heart Disease Is Linked to Early Menopause
  • Reducing Your Risk
  • Educate Yourself
  • Wear Red

The Signs of a Heart Attack

Common symptoms include: Uncomfortable pressure or pain in the middle of your chest; pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck or arms; fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath. But women are more likely to have less severe symptoms like paleness, cold sweats, anxiety and unexplained fatigue and weakness.  

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