Heart attacks symptoms can differ

October 26, 2009 1:47:32 PM PDT
It's a commonly held belief that men and women feel the effects of heart attack differently, but some researchers say that's a myth. A study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress found that women had all the classic symptoms, such as chest pain and shortness of breath, just like men.

Nevertheless, of more than 300 patients studied, women also experienced pain in the throat, jaw and neck.

In 2003, a U.S. study suggested many women never had chest pain and their symptoms were unpredictable.

Canadian researchers say the differences are negligible and stress heart disease is an equal opportunity killer.


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