An ER nurse has detailed the symptoms of her heart attack so that other women may recognise the signs and act quickly. Women’s symptoms are very different from men’s and as such are much harder to diagnose as a heart attack.

 

Julie Kemeny, a health blogger posted the nurse’s incredibly detail account on her Facebook page saying: “Women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have ... you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in movies. Here is the story of one woman's experience with a heart attack.”

 

The post has been shared widely, with many women confirming they had experienced similar symptoms when they themselves had a heart attack.  

 

“I had a heart attack at about 10:30 PM with NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one would suspect might have brought it on,” began the post. “I was sitting all snugly & warm on a cold evening, with my purring cat in my lap, reading an interesting story my friend had sent me, and actually thinking, 'A-A-h, this is the life, all cozy and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet propped up.”

 

Moments later she started to feel an unusual sensation of indigestion, which turned out to be the start of a heart attack.

 

The potentially life-saving account is documented here:

 

A nurse has heart attack and describes what women feel when having one:I am an ER nurse and this is the best...

Posted by Julie Kemeny on Tuesday, 28 July 2015

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