You may think chest pain is the main symptom of heart attack, and it is for many people. But a new study has shown that fewer than 30 percent of women reported chest pain and discomfort just before having a heart attack, and 43 percent did not have chest pain during a heart attack.
The women in the study reported the following symptoms most frequently before a heart attack:
An unusual level of fatigue
Major sleep difficulty
Shortness of breath
They reported the following symptoms most frequently during a heart attack: