Most people think of heart disease as the list of symptoms they’ve grown up with, like discomfort in the center of the chest, squeezing in the chest, pressure, fullness, pain that goes away but then comes back. Those are the symptoms of men’s heart disease. Symptoms of women’s heart disease go barely noticed and it’s become the number one killer of women because of that fact. The first difference between men and women is that women don’t usually get the chest pain that men do. In fact, lack of pain is the significant difference; one that also has women not bringing up the subject because they only feel a slight discomfort and don’t want to be a bother to anyone. Even their doctors misdiagnose it to be more anxiety then illness. So women chalk it up to getting the flu, acid reflux or just aging.