“Women have their first presentation of heart disease a decade later than men, commonly after menopause. They are, however, less likely to call emergency service when experiencing symptoms of a heart attack themselves and are much more likely to die from their first heart attack.
Heart disease can take many other forms and can result in heart failure due to weak and damaged or stiff heart muscle, arrhythmia or an abnormal rhythm of the heart and heart valve problems. The most common symptom of heart attack is some type of pain, pressure or discomfort in the chest. However, it is important to note that it may not always be severe or even the most prominent symptom in women.