Women More Likely To Die Of Heart Attack Than Men

More young women die of heart attack than men of the same age.

One problem is that women don’t present with the typical symptoms of heart attack.

Nausea, sweating, jaw pain and back pain are the more common heart attack symptoms that women experience.

Often, women dismiss these symptoms and take longer to seek care which delays treatment leading to higher mortality.

The study involved 1.4 million patients who experienced a heart attack between 1994 and 2006. It found that 42 percent of women arrived at the hospital without chest pain, compared to 30.7 percent of men.
Of those hospitalized, 14.6 percent of women died, compared to 10.3 percent of men. The differences between the sexes were more pronounced in patients aged under 55 and faded away by the age of 75.

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