UAMS study: possible heart attack warning signs

(November 4, 2003) — (Undated-AP) -- A study shows that unusual fatigue and sleeplessness might be early warning signs of a heart attack in women. The study -- by researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences -- surveyed 515 women who had heart attacks and found that 95 percent had such symptoms as much as a month before they had a heart attack. Women released from hospitals in Arkansas, North Carolina and Ohio participated in the study. The study marks the first time researchers have identified fatigue and sleeplessness as possible early warning signs of a heart attack in women.