Little Difference In Chest Pain Between Men And Women

In recent years the medical community has grown increasingly concerned that women with heart attacks may be less likely to receive prompt and effective treatment. The difference between the sexes in the presentation of symptoms is thought to be a major barrier to better treatment for women. But now a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that a key aspect of these differences– the description of chest pain in the emergency department– may not play as big a role as previously suspected.

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  1. This study on the differences between chest pain in men and women in the instance of AMI is very interesting. As the findings show that there is little difference between men and women in regards to chest pain on the onset of a myocardial infarction, it can help those (especially in the ER) recognize the warning signs across genders in that the symptoms of an infarction affect both men and women similarly to help guide treatment options.

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