Saturday, December 7, 2013

Chest Pain Factoid 2#

So are there differences between 
men and women when it comes to chest pain?

Let's look at some more statistics:




AN EUROPEAN STUDY IN SWITZERLAND FOUND THAT:



SYMPTOMS OF CHEST PAIN FOR MEN AND WOMEN WERE NOT THAT DIFFERENT
CHEST PAIN WAS NOT A GOOD TOOL TO INDICATE HEART ATTACK FOR WOMEN
MISDIAGNOSIS AND DEATH WERE HIGHER IN WOMEN THAN MEN 
(JAMA INTERNAL MEDICINE, 2013)


IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL CRITICAL CARE STUDY OF 2008 REPORTED (Devon, 2008)
10% OF MEN EXPERIENCED NO CHEST PAIN AT ALL
OTHER SYMPTOMS INCLUDED:
DISCOMFORT IN OTHER AREAS (ARM, NECK, JAW)
SHORTNESS OF BREATH, NAUSEA, SWEATING OR LIGHTHEADEDNESS
ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT LIKE HEARTBURN

DIFFERENCES POSSIBLY? I GUESS WE WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT MORE STUDIES
STAY TUNED AND WE WILL HAVE A CLOSER LOOK TOMORROW NIGHT.  JUST SOMETHING TO PONDER.  
NIKKI B. SIGNING OFF.






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