Women more likely to have heart-related pain

March 20, 2008 2:02:59 PM PDT
Men may have higher rates of fatal heart attacks than women ---but women are 20-percent more likely than men to suffer from chronic heart-related chest pain or angina.The analysis in the journal Circulation found overall the percentages were consistent in all studies examined globally and this implies a biological basis.

Scientists also say ---understanding the dichotomy of why men who have a universal excess of fatal heart attacks do not have an excess of angina presents an important challenge for further research.