While the most common sign of a heart attack is chest pain, a recent study out of St. Paul’s hospital shows that a surprising number of young women under the age of 55 suffer no pain at all.
Results showed that one out of five women aged 55 years or less do not experience chest pain when they’re having a heart attack.
Other symptoms one might feel are breathlessness, weakness and utter fatigue.
The phenomenon has long been recognized in the elderly, but this is the first time it’s been studied in younger people.
Linda Aylesworth reports.