By knowing the symptoms of heart attack and stroke, women can seek early treatment and benefit from advanced medical treatment.

Warning signs of a heart attack

  • Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes
  • Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck or arms
  • Chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath

Stroke warning signs

  • Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg on one side
  • Sudden dimness or loss of vision, particularly in one eye
  • Loss of speech, or trouble talking or understanding speech
  • Sudden, severe headaches with no apparent cause
  • Unexplained dizziness, especially with any of the previous symptoms