-- Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Women with chest pain are
more likely than men to wait more than a day to seek care, a new
And, not surprisingly, young adults are less likely than older
adults to think that their chest pain may be related to heart
problems, the researchers said.
Both women and men sought care because their symptoms persisted,
but women were less likely than men to seek care because they
suspected heart disease, study author Judith Lichtman of the Yale
University School of Public Health and colleagues pointed out in a
news release from the American Heart Association.
For the study, the researchers interviewed nearly 3,000 people,
aged 18 to 55, who were hospitalized for heart attack in 104 U.S.
hospitals between 2008 and 2012. Ninety percent of the men and 87
percent of the women had experienced chest pain, pressure,
tightness or discomfort with their heart attack.
The investigators also found that:
The study was scheduled for presentation Monday at the American
Heart Association's annual scientific meeting in Los Angeles.
The data and conclusions of research presented at meetings are
typically considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed
The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more
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