New Facts about Women and Heart Attacks

I remember attending first aid and CPR training a few years ago. There were a few paramedics there as well. When we reviewed how to treat heart attacks, one of the paramedics said that women were “the worst” when it came to heart attacks. I asked him why and he told me that most women dismiss the pain and symptoms of a heart attack if they have had children as nothing compares to the pain of childbirth!!

A recent article, “Why heart attack symptoms are often missed in women“,  highlights the findings of a recent study on women’s health. Signs of heart attack are often missed in women if their symptom are atypical. Also, young women who have experienced a heart attack have a greater risk of mortality than a man the same age.

Please read the article and pay attention to your body. You may just learn something that saves your life!

One Reply to “New Facts about Women and Heart Attacks”

  1. Lots of good points here. My husband has CHF and I have been focused on him the last few years but one of my goals this year is to take better care of me. I think heart disease is the #1 killer of women.

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