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    Women's heart attacks are different, deadlier
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    Women & Heart Attack

    The whole disease is poorly understood in women, from the expression of the symptoms all the way down to some of the basic mechanisms. The disease has a very broad spectrum, and more men are at one side and more women are at the other side.

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    NEWS FOR WOMEN: Heart Attack Symptoms May Be Different Than You Think - 11/9/01

    http://www.webmd.com/news/20011109/news-for-women-heart-attack-symptoms-may-be-different-than-you-think

    Fatigue May Warn of Women's Heart Attacks - Women Report Fatigue More Often Than any Other Symptom, Including Chest Pain - 11/3/03

    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20031103/fatigue-may-warn-of-womens-heart-attacks

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    "Heart disease is by far the number one killer of women in America. Every year, it takes the lives of half a million women, many had no prior symptoms and many others had symptoms that were unrecognized or undiagnosed."

    - Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine/Cardiology, Weill Medical College, Cornell University


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    Women and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

    60% of women who die suddenly (sudden cardiac death) from CAD have no previous symptoms. Women are less likely to notice they have a heart problem. Women with heart disease often have symptoms different from men, instead of classic chest pain or pressure (angina pectoris), they may report dyspnea, fatigue, indigestion and anxiety. Making an accurate diagnosis of heart disease in women is often more challenging than it is in men.


    Heart attack

    It is reported that many females experience warning signs/symptoms a month or two in advance. In descending order of occurrence, they are unusual tiredness or fatigue, sleep disturbance, dyspnea, indigestion, anxiety, racing heart and weak/heavy arms. During actual heart attacks, symptoms reported in females, in descending order were dyspnea, weakness, unusual fatigue, cold sweat, dizziness, nausea and weak/heavy arms.




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