Chest pains are less prevalent in women with acute coronary syndrome

09/16/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

A majority of approximately 1,000 acute coronary syndrome patients reported experiencing chest pains, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Although fewer women had chest pains than men, they were more likely to report other common symptoms, including weakness, cold sweat and shortness of breath, when chest pains were not present. Among women, 19% of patients did not report chest pains, compared with 13.7% of men.

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