Some Women More Likely To Miss Or Ignore Heart Attack Warning Signs

Friday, May 2, 2008 - 09:21 in Health & Medicine

Researchers surveyed 30 women (average age 48) who suffered a heart attack were interviewed in detail. Many of the women did not know that symptoms such as neck and shoulder pain, upper abdominal discomfort that seemed like indigestion and unusual fatigue could signal a heart problem. Researchers said young women, their families and health care providers must be educated on how young women with heart disease may present.

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