According to the Center for Disease Control, 735,000 Americans suffer a heart attack every year. Some will recover, but many attacks will be fatal. Even of those who recover, the CDC says that 210,000 of them will suffer a second heart attack.
2. Fainting. Both men and women suffer from fainting spells about a month before a heart attack, according to Science Daily.
3. Cold sweats. About a month before a heart attack, men may experience cold sweats, notes Dr. Sinatra.
4. Chest Pain. Another shared symptom between men and women is chest pain, says Science Daily.
5. Muscle change. Dr. Sinatra points out that men may experience muscle weakness whereas women may have a heaviness or weakness in their arms.
6. Unusual fatigue. According to Science Daily, women may suffer from unusual fatigue, insomnia or unusual disturbances in their sleep patterns.
7. Stomach trouble. Dr. Sinatra shares that different stomach problems come into play. Women may suffer from indigestion or a loss of appetite. Men, on the other hand, may have problems with nausea.
8. Shortness of breath. Science Daily points out that shortness of breath is shared by both men and women as an early warning sign.