Health Library 2015-10-09 Heart Attack Warning Signs [Infographic] Main Article Content Breadcrumb navigation All/Health Library/Heart Attack Warning Signs for Men & Women Symptoms and Signs in Men vs. Women Acute chest pain is the most common warning sign of heart attacks in both men and women. While men occasionally report nausea or dizziness, women are significantly more likely to experience atypical symptoms, sometimes leading them to disregard the signs. When in doubt, check it out. Every minute counts. Don’t wait, call 911. Interested in hearing more from Northwestern Medicine? Sign up for the Healthy Tips E‑Newsletter for everything from health and wellness ideas to patient breakthroughs to academic and medical advancements. Download Heart Attack Warning Signs [Infographic] Share This Page Related Topics Heart and Vascular Health and Safety Infographics Men's Health Womens Health Senior Health Northwestern Medicine - On a relentless pursuit of better medicine. 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