eWellness: Younger women with acute coronary syndromes may not have classic chest pain
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 28 December 2018
Younger women with an acute coronary syndrome are slightly less likely than men to present with the classic symptom of chest pain, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. As a result, they often fail to receive a correct diagnosis in the emergency department.Nadia Khan and colleagues prospectively analyzed data from more than 1,000 ACS patients 55 years of age or younger– 30% of whom were women– pa
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