Patient Comments: Heart Disease in Women - Symptoms

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What kind of heart disease symptoms do you experience as a woman? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Pauloa, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 02

I had an episode of sharp chest pain located in the center of my chest last night after a stressful day at work. It occurred in waves for several minutes. My blood pressure was 145/90, although I take lisinopril and Lopressor. I took two 325 mg aspirin and 5.0 Xanax. Chest pain let up after the medicines started to work.

Comment from: Brigitte, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 18

I have microvascular cardiac syndrome X since age 48. I inherited the gene for heart disease from both parents. This year I had an 80% blockage in the LAD (left anterior descending) artery. Two drug eluting stents were deployed one on top of other. I still have a 50% blockage in RAC (renal artery constriction). I suffered from severe exercise induced angina, which is now improved. I also have LBBB. I weigh 170 lb., do not smoke, do not have diabetes, and exercise regularly. I do enjoy a glass of wine a few times a week. I retired from RN (registered nurse) cardiac nursing position after stent placement and take care of my totally disabled bedbound husband, which does give me much stress.

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