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Are there gender differences in regards to heart attacks?
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
Men tend to begin getting heart attacks at earlier ages, although women are still at risk, and rates even up after their 50s.
Women may also be less likely to describe classical symptoms of crushing chest pain, and may be more likely to describe indigestion or other, less specific symptoms. Unfortunately, heart disease is still a leading killer of women as well as men.

In brief: Yes
Men tend to begin getting heart attacks at earlier ages, although women are still at risk, and rates even up after their 50s.
Women may also be less likely to describe classical symptoms of crushing chest pain, and may be more likely to describe indigestion or other, less specific symptoms. Unfortunately, heart disease is still a leading killer of women as well as men.
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Dr. Mircea Petrina
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Yes
Men start ten years earlier and have more typical angina.

In brief: Yes
Men start ten years earlier and have more typical angina.
Dr. Mircea Petrina
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