Women Have Fewer Heart Attack Symptoms

Analyzing more than one million patients admitted to U.S. hospitals with confirmed myocardial infactions between 1994 and 2006, researchers found that almost 40% more women had not experienced chest pain at diagnosis, and they had a 42% higher chance of dying in the hospital. It was the youngest women patients who were most likely to have no chest pain and the highest mortality.

PositiveTip: Encourage all women to understand the signs and symptoms of heart attack. Ask each to watch the short Go Red for Women video, too!