When a man has a heart attack, he gets chest pain.
When a woman has a heart attack, it can be ignored.
The warning signs of a heart attack are different for women.
Instead of chest pain, women are more likely to feel discomfort in the back or shoulders. They may experience headaches or dizziness. Because their warning signs can be confused with other problems, they can often be dismissed. At St. Bernards Medical Center, our Heart Care services aren't about creating a different way to treat women, it's about recognizing that their health problems are the same as men. It is about making a commitment to seek out heart disease in women by taking the steps necessary to uncover it. And treat it.