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female symptoms of heart attack or stroke

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Posted by CCF Cardio MD - APS on August 19, 1997 at 19:56:31:

In Reply to: female symptoms of heart attack or stroke posted by jen on August 15, 1997 at 14:42:21:

: 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.

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