It seems that women often tend to ignore the symptoms of heart attack. This could be because the warning signs of heart attack in men like acute pain, tightness, burning and a dull ache in the chest may not necessary be present in women having a heart attack.
Dr. Karla Kurrelmeyer, a specialist in women's heart disease at the Methodist DeBakey Heart Center in Houston says that Women tend to ignore signs of heart attack -- especially during the holidays. "Nausea, shoulder pain and exhaustion can be the only signs a female experiences during a (heart) attack." says the doctor.
Though both men and women delay getting help during a heart attack, women go to the hospital a good one hour later than men do after experiencing a heart attack says
Kurrelmeyer. He urges women to get help immediately when experiencing a heart attack even if they are cooking a meal.