For many women, a heart attack often does not strike with the chest crushing pain most often depicted in the movies. The lack of intense pain does not, however, make a female heart attack any less serious than the stereotypical male heart attack. Instead, the lack of symptoms may make a female heart attack harder to diagnose, which may lead a dangerous misdiagnosis and the need for a Georgia medical malpractice attorney.

The Symptoms of a Heart Attack: What Every Woman, and Man, Should Know
It is important for everyone to know the symptoms of a possible heart attack. While women are more likely to suffer heart attacks without the telltale chest pains, their husbands, brothers, sons, fathers and friends need to know how to advocate for a woman who may be suffering a heart attack without the classic symptoms of a heart attack. Thus, women and men should know that:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Breast pain
  • Arm pain
  • Weakness
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • A feeling like indigestion

may all be symptoms of a heart attack.

What Happens After a Female Heart Attack Misdiagnosis

The effects of a misdiagnosed heart attack can be tragic. Heart attacks may be survivable with procedures such as a bypass, medications and proper medical treatment. However, if a heart attack is misdiagnosed, then proper treatment may not be received and a patient’s life is in jeopardy.

Contact a Georgia Medical Malpractice Attorney After a Heart Attack Misdiagnosis
If you have suffered physical harm as the result of a failure to diagnose a heart attack, or if you have lost a loved one because of a heart attack misdiagnosis, then it is important to find out your legal rights. Please call an experienced Georgia medical malpractice lawyer today at 1.770.518.1133 for a free consultation.

You can also learn more about heart attacks and what may have happened to you in our FREE book: The Heart Report: Common Diseases and Medical Errors.
*Source: Women’s Heart Attacks Can be Different than Men’s by Katherine Kam,