Coronary heart disease, or CHD, may differ from men to women. The signs and the symptoms of CHD in some women are dormant. Some women who have the disease, have no symptoms or signs. In this case, it is called silent CHD. In women, silent CHD may often not be uncovered, until a woman starts to have signs and symptoms of heart failure, irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) or heart failure. On the other hand, women who does have CHD will in fact have these signs of the disease.
Angina is of the common symptoms of CHD. This system is having discomfort in the chest, or pain, and this occurs when the heart muscle does not get enough of oxygen rich blood.
For men, the symptom of angina often feels like the sensation of squeezing of the chest, or pressure. This sensation can go to the arms, as well. In women, they can also share these same symptoms of angina. The description of angina in women, is often described as a burning, sharp pain in the chest. Women also are more likely than men to experience pain in their jaw, abdomen, back, or jaw.
Typically, men who experience angina, the sensation often worsens when they endure physical activities, but subsides when resting. In women, they are most likely to have angina while they are resting, or even sleeping.
Women who have been diagnosed with coronary microvascular disease, the angina sensation typically occurs during normal everyday activities. For women go through mental stress are also likely to activate angina pain, more often than men.
The extreme extent of angina varies in both men and women. As plaque builds up, the may often gets worse, and continues to affect the arteries in the heart.
One of the most symptoms in men and women who experience the symptoms of a heart attack, is chest pain and discomfort. Although, in women, only half experience chest pain when they endure a heart attack. Women are more than likely to report back or back pain than men. Symptoms also include, nausea, extreme fatigue, problems breathing, and indigestion.
In both men and women, heart attacks can cause discomfort in the upper body. This is will affect the back, the jaw, the upper part of the stomach, and in the arms. In addition to the other symptoms of a heart attack, women are more likely than men to experience dizziness, and lightheadedness. However, in men, they are more likely than women to report having pain particularly in the left arm, or break out in a cold sweat during a heart attack.
The symptoms of arrhythmia is the fluttering, or the feeling of thumping or skips in the chest, known as palpitations. Arrhythmia is a heart condition in which the focus is the rhythm or rate of the heartbeat. During this symptom, the heart can have an irregular rhythm or beat too slow, or too fast. In some cases, arrhythmia has the potential to cause your heart to stop beating. In this case, this is called SCA (sudden cardiac arrest). The detriment of this condition if not treated right away, is loss of consciousness, or even death.
The symptoms of a broken heart syndrome is having shortness of breath, and chest pain. In this case, the symptoms are more likely to happen to without notice in people who do not have any history of heart disease. Arrhythmia, or known as cardiogenic shock can occur, as well. Cardiogenic shock is when a heart that is weakened is not able to pump enough blood in the body, to meet the body’s requirements.