Why women’s heart attacks are different – and deadlier

Posted by Sharyn Rognrust, Category: Chronic Disease, Health & Wellbeing,

This reports highlights alarming statistics that tell us that although less women experience heart attacks then men, the numbers of fatal heart attacks for women are as high as those of men.  Women experience less heart attacks, but when they do their fatality rates are higher.  Evidence suggests that the symptoms that women experience are significantly different to those experienced by men, therefore diagnosis of heart attacks in women often takes longer and symptoms are often associated with other conditions or illnesses. As many of our organisations continue to work to increase people’s physical activity rates and to bring cardiovascular disease to the attention of people across our catchments, this article presents us with further evidence as to how important this work is read article