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Re: female symptoms of heart attack or stroke

Posted By Andre on August 25, 1997 at 22:51:57:

In Reply to: Re: female symptoms of heart attack or stroke posted by CCF Cardio MD - APS on August 19, 1997 at 19:56:31:

Please see http://www.heartinfo.org for a comprehensive discussion of the differences and unique symptoms experienced by women. After you reach the HeartInfo home page, click on the search HeartInfo button and then search for the word "women". You will be presented with a whealth of information on the topic. We also have a Question and Answer Library and you can search that for the phrase women and symptoms. I am sure that you will find this most helpful.

I heard that the medical profession was going to update the list of symptons for heart attacks and strokes.
They were doing this because many females were being misdiagnost because female symptoms were different from the tradition male ones.
1.  Have they updated the list yet?
2.  What are the new symptoms?
3.  How do they differ from the traditional list?
Thank you for your help.


The American Heart Association (AHA) web page has a very informative guide (The A to Z Guide for
Heart  Attacks and Strokes) which can be found at "http://www.amhrt.org/", the AHA national home
page. Refer to section H in the guide, Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs.  This guide is
copyright 1997.  
There is no known difference in the presentation (signs and symptoms) of heart attacks or strokes between
women and men.  The variably of symptoms lies in the individual, not the gender.  The AHA guide
should provide all the information you are looking for as well as much more.
Please share the signs and symptoms for Heart Attacks and Strokes from the guide with your friends.

HeartInfo - Heart Information Network
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