Who has more heart attacks men or women

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Avatar m tn A nurse has heart attack and describes what women feel when having one: Please read, pay attention, and send it on!... FEMALE HEART ATTACKS I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I've ever read. Women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have ... you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in movies.
469720 tn?1388146349 Symptoms can include pain when walking that subsides at rest, leg cramps, pain at rest, numbness and skin discoloration, sores or other symptoms of skin breakdown. Women may be more likely than men to have PAD without experiencing symptoms; 50 to 90 percent are asymptomatic or have unrecognized symptoms of the disease, which could put them at greater risk of developing serious disease before it is diagnosed and treated.
808144 tn?1332724340 Let's battle on, ladies and gentlemen. Alright, so.. why does it always seem that women are always so attentive, organized, and sensitive while men are just about the opposite? What truly attracts us to them? How can men DEAL with us?! Why are women's minds like beehives, with millions of thoughts buzzing around, while men's minds are like a skipping CD on one topic? This is only the beginning.
182884 tn?1259312906 I was starting to feel like I would never get any kind of diagnosis. I wish I would have one of these attacks while in a dr.s office or somewhere where I could get seen righ away and diagnosed. There must be a test of some sort that can positivly say what it is. I now will have to wait to see what happens next. All of this is because I or my husband did not take me to the ER. If I could drive, perhaps I would have taken myself. I still wish I knew what triggered this to start with?
Avatar f tn s health issue, but according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, nearly half of the people who die from heart attacks are women. Heart attack symptoms in women usually differ from men's, even though men's symptoms (like chest pain) are often touted as the most common sign of a heart attack.
469720 tn?1388146349 tightness in the chest, arm pain, and shortness of breath. Women's symptoms may resemble those of men, but on occasion nausea, an overwhelming fatigue, and dizziness are the main symptoms and are ignored or chalked up to stress. Women have reported that they have had a hard time getting their doctors to listen to them about these early warning symptoms. Cut and paste for full article http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/specialtopic/heart-disease-and-women/overview.
Avatar m tn I'm not a doctor, but I understand people can be having a heart attack and still have a normal or near normal blood pressure. Heart attacks in women don't always include the same/typical symptoms as they do in men. Also, it's fairly common in women that symptoms of a heart attack come and go--so just because the clear up doesn't mean you're not having a heart attack. Better safe than sorry, right? I would seek medical attention immediately. First, take a 325 mg.
Avatar n tn There is no known difference in the presentation (signs and symptoms) of heart attacks or strokes between women and men. The variably of symptoms lies in the individual, not the gender. The AHA guide should provide all the information you are looking for as well as much more. Please share the signs and symptoms for Heart Attacks and Strokes from the guide with your friends.
Avatar n tn Why are women treated differently then men when presenting with symptoms of a heart attack? Why are women more often then men brushed off or diagnosed as having an anxiety attack? Until recently is wasnt as well recognized that women often present with symptoms different from men. Some of this has to do with the fact that a lot of the original trials contained a larger majority of men thus skewing what was reported for symptoms and demographics of what was considered normal.
Avatar n tn I know that heart attacks have different systoms in women than they do it men. I am almost 31, smoke about a pack of ciggeretts a day, and have recently had horrible heartburn. It has only happened twice, but I would think there should be something else to look for besides the heartburn.
Avatar n tn Hi, thank you for taking my question. I posted earlier this month after I had a heart attack a few weeks ago so I won't go into all of my history again. Are there causes of heart attacks other than the typical type from a blocked artery or the unusual variant/Prinzmetal angina? Some sort of chemical imbalance?? An allergy to something?? Angio showed arteries and stents are clear and I don't seem to have typical Prinzmetal angina (although docs are leaning towards this).
Avatar m tn Calcium boosts risk of heart attack, stroke for women, study finds https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/calcium-boosts-risk-of-heart-attack-stroke-for-women-study-finds/2011/04/19/AFKcJK5D_blog.
Avatar n tn Hello, I was just wondering if you could tell me why men recieve more aggressive treatment,when comes to heart disease, Then women do c/o of the same symptoms. When alot of articles out there say women are more likly to die from a heart attack then men. If this is the case, should'nt the same aggressive measures be taken for women. Also,could you please tell me what variant angina pectoris is,and what can be done about it.
572651 tn?1530999357 Hello everyone, As I read the comments of yet another one of us being sent away, being told that everything is ok when you know darn well its not, I am reminded of all my heart sisters and a question comes to mind. So many women with heart symptoms are told it's in their head, and it often takes a catastrophic event (like a heart attack or even death!) to get the docs to listen and believe that something is wrong. Men with chest pains get looked at entirely different than women.
Avatar n tn Posted by Linda on July 22, 1999 at 09:25:24 I am a 49 year old female about 20 pounds overweight, cholesterol of 237 (but with a good ratio), very low blood pressure, no history of tobacco use, and a good family history (heart disease on both sides but after the age of 60). For the past six months I have been having chest pains (a squeezing sensation really) and fatigue. Because I have no risk factors, my PCP reluctantly ordered a stress test.
Avatar n tn Posted By Lori on July 23, 1999 at 13:44:51 I had a situation similar to Linda's except I have no gall bladder problems, I do have high blood pressure and my cholesterol is very low (115 overall 70 LDL/45 HDL). I had a highly abnormal stress test and I was experiencing crushing chest pain, nausea, pain in my back, down the left arm, difficulty breathing etc. The only thing I did not do was sweat. The Cardio gave me Imdur to take until I had the cardiac cath.
Avatar n tn Posted By Lori on July 23, 1999 at 13:44:51 I had a situation similar to Linda's except I have no gall bladder problems, I do have high blood pressure and my cholesterol is very low (115 overall 70 LDL/45 HDL). I had a highly abnormal stress test and I was experiencing crushing chest pain, nausea, pain in my back, down the left arm, difficulty breathing etc. The only thing I did not do was sweat. The Cardio gave me Imdur to take until I had the cardiac cath.
Avatar f tn I think my husband had a mild heart attack early this morning (4 a.m.?). He had all the symptoms as I looked them up. He refused me to call 911 saying he thought he was ok. By 5:30 he felt well enough to rest, and sleep until 7. At 7 he said his chest was still hurting, but it was not a heart attack. He got dressed and left for work, saying he had a busy day and could not call in sick. I am freaking out b/c everything I read says you need treatment within 24 hours.
214864 tn?1229715239 Neck, shoulder, upper back or abdominal discomfort Shortness of breath Nausea or vomiting Sweating Lightheadedness or dizziness Unusual fatigue These signs and symptoms are more subtle than the obvious crushing chest pain often associated with heart attacks. This may be due to the smaller arteries involved or because in men, the bulky, unstable plaques tend to burst open whereas in women, plaques erode, exposing the inner layers of the artery.
681888 tn?1272922309 believe it or not woman has man in it ,....mrs has mr in it ,...and female has male in it ,..SHE has He in it ,.. maDam has Adam in it ,...no wonder men always want to be inside women !! .. men were born between the legs of a women ,yet men spend all there time trying to go back between the legs of a woman why????? BECAUSE THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME ,..LOL.... ever notice how all women's problems start with men ,???? MENtal illness.
597160 tn?1254498907 t he just save us both an argument and frustration, and just help me from the beginning? Men!
Avatar n tn Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women. However, some studies suggest that there is an increased risk of premature heart disease in South Asians, an increased risk in African-Americans, and potentially a lower risk in Hispanic Americans. I am not aware of specific data regarding Jewish males.
Avatar f tn I am not sure if they are anxiety attacks or heart issues. heart races, reved up feeling, shakey and lightheaded.
214864 tn?1229715239 After the researchers adjusted for other cardiovascular risk factors, having one or more panic attacks was associated with four times the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack), three times the risk of having a heart attack or stroke and nearly twice the risk of death from any cause. These associations remained after controlling for depression, suggesting that panic attacks may be a separate, independent risk factor for cardiovascular events.