Heart Attack Symptoms Misdiagnosed in Women

the MPR take:

Women are less likely to receive swift care for acute coronary syndrome and are more likely receive an incorrect diagnosis, according to a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. 1,123 patients were analyzed and women were less likely to receive care within benchmark times for electrocardiography (ECG) or fibrinolysis compared to men. Men were given ECGs within 15 minutes of ER arrival on average, compared to 21 minutes for women. Because women exhibited higher levels of anxiety, the authors speculate that this could contribute to their cardiac symptoms being dismissed. 

Heart Attack Symptoms Misdiagnosed in Women
Heart Attack Symptoms Misdiagnosed in Women
Women are more likely to die of heart attacks because their symptoms are often misdiagnosed as anxiety so they do not get vital swift treatment, said a study Monday. Researchers at McGill University in Montreal set out to understand sex differences in mortality rates for men and women with acute ...

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