A study which has been appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association has revealed that heart attack symptoms in women differ from that being suffered by men. The study researchers told that it is quiet rare that women suffer chest pain, a major symptom of heart attack.
In order to reach at the above conclusion, they conducted a study which involved more than one million people in US. The study has clearly indicated one of the clear reasons that why women are not able to survive heart attack.
Women generally do not get to know that they have been witnessing heart attack symptoms. This is the reason that more women die than men due to heart attack. The study researchers told, "Symptoms vary; for some the pain is severe and yet others may feel nothing more than a mild discomfort or heaviness. The most important thing to remember is if you think you're having a heart attack, call 999”.
This is the reason that women do not get to know about heart attack and are not able to take medical aid, said the study authors. Dr. Kevin F Fox, who is a consultant cardiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, told that there is no doubt that heart attack survival rate has been improving.
Things are not positive at the end of women and especially those who are under 55 years of age group. Henceforth, it is very important that doctors, health care professionals and general population should be aware of symptoms of heart attack.
So right decision could be taken at the time when someone has been suffering from heart attack. The study researchers said that chest pain and severe dizziness should not be ignored as typical heart attack symptoms.