Women may experience very different symptoms of heart disease than men do. Many times, these symptoms are misunderstood, especially by a male cardiologist. Furthermore, if the symptoms turn out to not be cardiovascular in nature, many cardiologists do not work them up further. For instance, if palpitations (a person sensing their heart beating) are proven not to be cardiac in nature, they may be from stress or anxiety, both of which may be treated with both lifestyle modification or medication. Many times cardiologists do not treat the other causes of cardiac symptoms. We do.