It is so important to be aware of the signs of a heart attack whatever your age, especially for women, in whom the signs are often more vague and different to what are considered to be the classic signs.
Heart attacks are usually thought to affect people over the age of 50. However, in reality, they can occur at any age. In fact, about 8 in every 100 heart attacks occur in those under 55, and 1 in 4 heart attacks in women affects an under-60. They are also twice as likely to be fatal in young women compared to young men, often because they are missed until too late.