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