While most of us are familiar with the Hollywood version of a heart attack, women often do not have those stereotypical symptoms. Chest pain can be a component of a heart attack in a female but it may be experienced differently than in a male. Women may not experience chest pain at all or if they do, it may be associated with other symptoms. Be aware of what to look for!
For those of you that are visual/auditory learners, listen to this quick 2.5 minute video about signs and symptoms of heart attacks in women: Not a Hollywood Heart Attack
The American Heart Association also has information on their website dedicated to recognizing heart attack symptoms in women as well: AHA Website