Both men and women are at risk for developing heart disease, but women are more likely to die as a result. The chances of a woman dying of heart disease are approximately 10 percent higher than for men.
The symptoms of heart attack in women may not be the classic chest pain radiating down the arm that we are taught to watch out for. In women, the symptoms may be a lot more subtle. Pain the jaw or shoulders, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or cold sweats may be signs of a heart attack.