Have we done such a good job of warning women about non-chest pain heart attack symptoms that we now won’t believe it’s really a heart attack unless we also have vague symptoms in a dozen other body parts?
Yale physician Dr. Anthony Tomassoni warns against assuming that if your cardiac symptoms temporarily disappear, there is no problem: “The onset can be very sudden and dramatic, or it can be gradual and subtle, or the symptoms can stutter, sometimes for months.”
Is the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® campaign too “confusing” for you to understand? This expert thinks so…
This researcher suggests that it’s the way women describe our heart attack symptoms that is confusing physicians. If so, why are our doctors that easily confused?
A research study (of just 40 women) concludes that women’s heart attack symptoms are actually identical to men’s, blaming what they call “The Oprah Effect” for making women “confused” about possible heart attack warning signs.
A serious mistake: only about 60% of people call 911 during a heart attack