Heart Attack: Some Women Don't Get Common Warning Sign

Published 09/18 2013 01:13PM

Updated 09/18 2013 01:20PM

A Canadian study finds younger women are less likely than men to experience chest pain during a heart attack.

Researchers followed over a thousand patients under age 55 and found chest pain was the most common symptom of heart attack in both men and women. However, 19%of women had no chest pain compared to only 13% of men. Other symptoms included weakness, feeling hot, shortness of breath and pain in the left arm or shoulder. Experts aren't sure why there are gender differences.

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