Men and women may experience heart attack differently

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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 10:53 am | Updated: 11:01 am, Tue Sep 17, 2013.

In this “battle of the sexes”- nobody wins. A new Canadian study finds chest pain is still the telltale sign of a heart attack, but a higher percentage of women than men present without it.

University of British Columbia researchers looked at more than 1,000 people age 55 and younger.

They found chest pain to be reported in about 80 percent of all cases of acute coronary syndrome, where blood supply to the heart is suddenly blocked, like a heart attack or unstable angina. But it turns out more women than men do not experience chest pain at all, and in fact, have fewer symptoms in general.

Researchers say people who do not report chest pain are more likely to be misdiagnosed in the emergency department.

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