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Men, Women & Heart Disease

posted Apr 28, 2010, 11:34 AM by Kristine Conner   [ updated Apr 29, 2010, 12:38 PM ]
I just received the latest issue of Synapse, The Chester County Hospital's magazine, which includes my story about gender differences in heart disease onset, symptoms, and outcomes. I last wrote about this topic in 2005--I think it was for it was interesting to get an update for 2010, courtesy of three cardiologists who practice at The Chester County Hospital. It's clear that more cardiac research involving women is needed. In the meantime, we do know that women are more likely than men to experience symptoms besides the classic chest pain, they tend to develop heart disease symptoms a full 10 to 15 years later than men, and their outcomes tend to be worse after a first heart attack.