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Women Don’t Recognize Most Heart Attack Symptoms

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A new US study found women’s knowledge of the warning signs of  a heart attack is as poor as it was a decade ago, with half saying they would not call 9-1-1 if they were having heart attack symptoms; they also found that although getting narrower, there are still racial gaps in women’s awareness of heart disease, with white women still more aware than other races.

  • Only 56 per cent of women cited chest pain and neck, shoulder and arm pain, 29 per cent shortness of breath, 17 per cent chest tightness, 15 per cent nausea, and 7 per cent fatigue as warning signs of heart attack.

Medical News Today, February 11, 2010


Written by heartcurrents

February 11, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Posted in heart conditions

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