Women's Heart Attack Symptoms from UnityPoint Health | Des Moines

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

00 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

01 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

03 Patients
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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

03 Patients
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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

05 Patients
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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

02 Patients
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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

01 Patients
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UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women

Typical:

  • Chest pain in center of chest; may be a pressure or tightness under the breast bone
  • Pain radiating to neck, jaw or left arm
  • Increased sweating
  • Nausea and possibly vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with little or no exertion

Atypical symptoms, which women are more likely to experience:

  • Shortness of breath with no chest pain/pressure
  • Abdominal pain mistaken for stomach problems
  • Pain in the back, jaw, or throat
  • Feeling sick, but difficult to describe
  • Unusual weakness or exhaustion
  • Palpitations with a cold sweat, dizzy