Women And Heart Attack: Failure To Recognize Symptoms, Failure To Treat Appropriately, Study Finds

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 09:35 in Health & Medicine

The gender gap is alive and well in heart disease, a new international study finds, with women differing from men on everything from symptoms to treatment in both heart attack and severe chest pain. One of the most striking findings: women were twice as likely as men to have "normal" or "mild" results on an exam of their heart's blood vessels, with no single blockage taking up more than 50 percent of a blood vessel.

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