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Why do women with a heart attack but no chest pain die so often?

Why do women with a heart attack but no chest pain die so often?

Number of reasons: Mortality from heart attacks is related to age. Women develop heart disease, on average, 10 years later than men. Women are more likely to present with atypical symptoms that are not recognized either by the patient or the physician. This can result in a delayed diagnosis or missed diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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What is the difference between chest pain caused by heart attack and the one caused by acidity in women?

What is the difference between chest pain caused by heart attack and the one caused by acidity in women?

Chest pain: Hi the chest pain from the heart usually is in the center of the chest and it's heavy feeling which is worse with any kind of movement and activity and gets better with rest. ...Read more

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I'm a 25 year old female. I have chest pain like someone is rubbing there fist on my sternum. How likely is a heart attack? I am terrified, help.

I'm a 25 year old female. I have chest pain like someone is rubbing there fist on my sternum.  How likely is a heart attack? I am terrified, help.

Chest pain: Would be extremely rare for a woman at age 25 to have heart attack due to the protective benefit of estrogen. Would note when you have discomfort, as timing and association with activities may lead toward the cause. Certainly remembering what makes the pain worse is important as well, such as after a meal suggesting possible esophageal source. Is there a cough or shortness of breath with pain? ...Read more

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I am a 29 year old female. I am healthy and work outregularly. I get a mild jaw pain that comes and goes. I haveno arm or chest pain. Could it be heart attack?

Least likely: Although jaw pain can be a symptom of a heart attack, i think you would know by now if that was the problem. There are much more common causes of intermittent jaw pain. See a dentist for an evaluation of other common causes. ...Read more

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How to know if it's a heart attack, hypoglycemia, or anxiety? Fast heart rate, chest pain, crying, fear, all out of the blue. 22 y/o female no history

How to know if it's a heart attack, hypoglycemia, or anxiety? Fast heart rate, chest pain, crying, fear, all out of the blue. 22 y/o female no history

See your doctor: The only way to know is to see your primary physician and have them evaluate you in person. Unable to answer you regarding this matter without a personal evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more