Younger Women Lack Knowledge Of Heart Attack Symptoms

July 5, 2008

A new study has revealed that, for the most part, younger women are not very smart in terms of knowing the warning signs of a heart attack.  This puts them at greater risk of suffering from a heart attack, as well as heart disease.Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study has revealed that, for the most part, younger women are not very smart in terms of knowing the warning signs of a heart attack. This puts them at greater risk of suffering from a heart attack, as well as heart disease.

Common symptoms of a heatr attack such as fatigue, indigestion, stress, and others are missed by younger women due to a lack of knowledge. They often confuse these symptoms with other ailments.

For the study, researchers looked at 30 women with an average age of 48-years old, all suffering a heart attack in the past.

The women were asked to recount their symptoms prior to having a heart attack.

The women stated that they did not know the warning signs for a heart attack, and that they did not relate their symptoms to heart attacks or heart disease in any way.

The co-author of the study, Judith Lichtman of the Yale School of Medicine stated stated for the most part, younger women knew very little to protect themselves.

The information from the study was presented at the American Heart Association’s Ninth Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes of Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke.


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