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Do women have different heart attack symptoms? Dr. Natalie Azar weighs in

/ Source: TODAY

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease kills about one woman every minute in the United States.

It's important to know what symptoms to look out for. One of the first signs a person typically notices is an increased amount of pressure, or heaviness, in the chest.

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NBC News medical contributor Dr. Natalie Azar explains the difference in pain men and women experience at the onset of a heart attack, and the importance of seeking immediate medical attention.