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For decades, women had heart attacks in silence

We always associate chest pain with heart attacks, and for good reason, but it’s not the whole story especially for women. While chest pain is the most common symptom of a heart attack, women can have symptoms that aren’t related to chest pain at all. They need to be on the lookout for other, subtler symptoms.

    Key Takeaways:

  • In 1990, when she got her first job as a cardiologist, Goldberg suspected that a female patient had had a heart attack.
  • They were at the peak of their careers,” she said. “They were visible. They were in the workplace.”
  • The National Institutes of Health instituted a policy last year requiring that researchers specifically justify any research on only one sex.

“Experts like Goldberg have pointed out how sexism in the medical field has cost lives: Because research and treatments for heart disease were historically designed for men,”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/10/health/women-heart-attack-research/index.html

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