Women like me are far more likely than men to delay seeking treatment despite clear signs of a heart attack, a behaviour pattern that has puzzled cardiologists and contributes to the higher mortality rate from heart attack among women. Researchers even have a name for it: treatment-seeking delay behaviour. Here are the six most common reasons women delay seeking the help we need.
The Yale Heart Study recruited over 2,300 heart attack survivors over the age of 35 for important answers to the question: “Why the heck do we wait so long before seeking help in the middle of a heart attack?”
Regular exercise is good for us. But will it prevent heart attacks?
Three books, three authors, one big question: What is it about female heart patients that makes so many male doctors treat them differently than male patients?
Women, you know your body. You know when symptoms do not feel “normal”.