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Heart attack symptoms do not differ between men and women, research reveals.
Experts have long believed women experience heart attacks in a different way to men - which is one of the reasons commonly given for doctors missing so many female attacks.
Research - Edinburgh - University - Myth - Women
But the new research, by Edinburgh University, quashes the myth that women suffer 'atypical' heart attacks.
Experts found symptoms were in fact very similar - and said both sexes to recognise and act on the warning signs.
Women - Heart - Attack - Symptoms - Men
They said incorrectly assuming that women having a heart attack suffer different symptoms to men could lead to misdiagnosis, delayed treatment and less intensive medical interventions being offered.
Previous research has shown the different in care for female heart attack victims have contributed to at least 8,200 avoidable deaths in England and Wales in the last decade.
Study - Journal - American - Heart - Association
In the new study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers recorded the symptoms of 274 people attending A&E at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after a heart attack.
Chest pain was the most common symptom for both...
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