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Am J Cardiol. 2004 Mar 1;93(5):606-8.

Gender and age differences in chief complaints of acute myocardial infarction (Worcester Heart Attack Study).

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Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. kerrymilner@aol.com

Abstract

We examined gender and age differences for chief symptom complaints in a population-based sample of 881 women (43%) and 1,192 men (57%) hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Women, in particular older women, were less likely than men to have a chief complaint of chest pain associated with AMI. Overall, a large proportion of women and men whose AMI was ultimately diagnosed did not present with chest pain as their chief complaint.

PMID:
14996588
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjcard.2003.11.028
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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