Heart Disease in Women

If you're still not sure heart disease is a serious condition in women, here are some new facts from Doctors in Northeastern Spain.

Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Society they studied clse to 1500 patients hospitalized for a first heart attack.

They found that women are at more than 70% greater risk of death in the 28 days following the attack than men.

Furthermore, women take longer to get to the hospital than men after the beginning of symptoms.

If you're having chest pain or have any reason to believe you're having a heart attack, get to the hospital as quickly as possible.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.

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