Heart Attacks During Pregnancy
By Nabta Team
Heart attacks are thought to be a male disease, and when a woman complains of chest pain a heart attack is the last thing on a anybody’s mind. However, as women are delaying getting pregnant for the first time, and the rise in obesity and diabetes has seen the incidence of heart attacks rising among pregnant women. Women are particularly susceptible in the time during and right after giving birth.
For these reasons, women should also be familiar with the symptoms of a heart attack – chest pain, pain in your left shoulder or arm, back pain, difficulty breathing, and burning sensation in your chest. Women with diabetes have to be even more vigilant as the symptoms of a heart attack are very often masked in them – they could only feel a burning sensation in the chest or difficulty in breathing
Source: Acute Myocardial Infarction During Pregnancy and the Puerperium in the United States