Why Heart Attacks Often Go Misdiagnosed in Women

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There has been a long held misconception that heart disease affects more men than women, but it is actually the leading cause of death among both genders in the United States. Even as more women recognize that heart disease is a problem they should address proactively, heart attacks still remain frequently misdiagnosed for women.

One reason that women are not properly treated for heart attacks is that they are not seeking care for their symptoms. Chest pain is only one of many signs of a heart attack, and symptoms can actually feel like a sudden and severe flu. Therefore, women should be more willing to seek emergency care for these symptoms so that they can get care when it is needed.

If you are trying to improve your heart health or you have suffered a heart attack and need rehabilitative care, visit Cardiac Solutions in Glendale, Peoria, Avondale, or Sun City West. You can schedule appointments with our unique expert team on our website or at (623) 208-5305. 

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