• By Jeff Olsen

Mayo Clinic Minute: Women’s heart attack symptoms vary

May 17, 2017

young business woman holding chest appearing to have heart attackYou may think there's nothing subtle about a heart attack. But, the truth is, a series of subtle symptoms can signal heart trouble, especially in women.

"There's more variation in the symptoms of a heart attack in a woman," says Dr. Rekha Mankad, cardiologist and director of the Women's Heart Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester. "So it's not always that classic image of someone clutching the left side of their chest. "

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Mankad further explains how heart attacks in women can look and feel different that those in men. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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