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.
- 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,”