Doc Talk: How heart attack symptoms can be different for women

So many women still think heart attacks are far more common for men. In fact, heart disease is the NUMBER ONE killer of women in the U.S. One of the reasons so many women don’t get the emergency treatment they need for a heart attack is because they don’t always recognize the symptoms, which can be different for women than they are for men. (Hint: Women should stop ignoring or making excuses for severe fatigue!)

In today’s virtual trip to the doctor’s office, we’ll talk to one of our favorite experts on cardiovascular issues — Deb Walker, a nurse practitioner in the Mercy Heart and Vascular Center. Deb, pictured right, has seen lots of women with various symptoms over the years and does such a great job explaining what women should be on the lookout for when it comes to cardiovascular warning signs.

Click the play arrow in the video window below to see and hear Deb’s advice on how the symptoms of heart attack can differ in men versus women. If you’d like more information or would like an appointment with Deb Walker or a physician at Mercy Heart and Vascular Center, call 479-338-4400 or CLICK HERE to visit the clinic’s website. Our thanks to Deb Walker for sharing this important info with women and mothers in Northwest Arkansas!