What kind of heart attacks do young women have?

Yale cardiologist Dr. Erica Spatz explains her new study: “Young women with heart attacks are a diverse group. Many of these cardiac events have distinct features that are different from the classic heart attack. But the current way that doctors classify heart attacks doesn’t fully accommodate these diverse types. This means that – until now – one in eight women could NOT be classified. In these women, we don’t know what caused their heart attack.” But her team’s development of a unique new way to classify heart attacks may change all that – especially for women under age 55.