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Women's heart attacks often missed

People who live in New York might think that the signs of a heart attack would be the same in every person. This is not actually true. In fact, new information has been uncovered that highlights key differences in symptoms often experienced by women having heart attacks than by men. The most disturbing part of this discovery is that doctors have been missing these signs too frequently - half of the time according to Healthline.

A report found that in women, symptoms other than chest pain were reported in 54.8 percent of men but were reported in 62 percent of women. For the men, doctors did not think the symptoms were connected to their hearts in 36.7 percent of the cases. For the women, doctors did not connect the symptoms to their hearts in 53 percent of the cases. This may be part of why heart disease is responsible for one in every four female deaths.

According to CNN, the Journal of American College of Cardiology conducted a study over 10 years and found that more women died in hospitals from heart attacks than men. The rate of death associated with heart attacks for men in hospitals ranged from 1.8 percent to two percent. in contrast, the rate of death associated with heart attacks for women in hospitals ranged from 2.3 percent to 3.3 percent.

It seems that women face a greater risk of mortality because doctors too often misdiagnose them. Symptoms like dizziness, pain in the stomach, nausea and more may well be some new classic signs of a heart attack in a woman.

 

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