Heart Attack Pain Similar in Men and Women According to Study

A new study suggests that women experience chest pains like their male counterparts when they suffer from heart attacks. Experts found a few distinctions but there were no gender specific patterns that would indicate an improved heart attack diagnosis in women.

According to Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, director of women and heart disease at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, doctors should be more aggressive in diagnosing heart disease through EKG and troponins because it would be difficult to tell the condition of a woman’s heart without those data.

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