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Women and Chest Pain -- HER Daily Dose

By Bailey Mosier
 
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In this edition of EmpowHER's, "HER Daily Dose", Bailey Mosier examines a study demonstrating women experience less chest pain than men during heart attacks.

Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier and this is your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose.

Recent research found that women’s heart attack symptoms often lack chest pain, ultimately delaying treatment and increasing the risk for death.

Researchers from the Watson Clinic and Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Florida analyzed medical records of 1.1 million heart attack patients from 1994 to 2006 treated at 2,000 hospitals nationwide.

They found that 31 percent of male patients, and 42 percent of female patients, didn't have any chest pain or discomfort and that women are also more likely to die than men of the same age.

The researchers believe their findings are preliminary, but urge doctors to redefine what they consider hallmark symptoms for heart attack patients. Women are less likely to report chest pain and therefore may not receive the appropriate treatments or if they do, it may come too late.

That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every weekday for your next dose of women’s health.

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