Women's Chest Pain not Taken Seriously as Men's

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Women's Chest Pain

Women with stable chest pain are less likely than men to be referred for diagnostic tests, receive revascularization procedures or be prescribed preventive medication, according to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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After one year of follow-up, a European study found women with confirmed coronary artery disease (CAD) were twice as likely as men to suffer a heart attack or die.

"Women are under-investigated and under-treated," said Caroline Daly, M.B., lead author of the study and a cardiologist in training at the Royal Brompton and Harefield National Health Service Trust in London.

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