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Heart Attack Symptoms: Men vs. Women

Heart disease remains the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. Heart attacks are one way this can happen. However both heart disease and heart attacks affect men and women quite differently. Here, with information from WomenH...

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Symptoms

Knowing These Heart Attack Symptoms Could Save Your Life

Don’t delay—here’s why acting quickly at the first sign of a heart attack is vital.

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Healthy Aging

Good News! Heart Attack Rates Are Down and Survival Rates Are Up

Since the mid-1990s, fewer Americans are having heart attacks each year and more of those who do are surviving, according to a Yale University study in JAMA.

Woman having a heart attack.

The Surprising New Reason Heart Attacks Can Be Deadly For Women

Women are more likely to call 911 when their husband, father, or brother experiences heart attack symptoms than if they are experiencing symptoms themselves.

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Risk Factors

Certain Heart Attack Risk Factors Affect Women More Than Men

A study published in the BMJ suggests the effects of heart-related risk factors like hypertension, diabetes, and smoking differ between men and women.

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Cholesterol

Cholesterol Drug Lowers Risk in Heart Attack Survivors

A large clinical trial suggests the cholesterol-lowering medication alirocumab (Praluent) reduces heart problem and stroke risk in heart attack survivors.

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Treatment

Breathing Tube Boosts Heart Attack Survival

People in cardiac arrest who are resuscitated by first responders using a laryngeal breathing tube instead of a traditional one are more likely to survive.

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Treatment

Women Are More Likely to Survive a Heart Attack With a Female Doctor

Gender inequality can raise the risk of dying from heart attack: Female heart attack patients are less likely to survive when treated by a male physician.

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Diagnosis

Blood Test Detects Heart Attacks and False Alarms Faster

A highly-sensitive blood test to detect heart attack was faster and more accurate than conventional diagnostic methods in a study conducted in Texas.

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Complications

Heart Attacks in Pregnant Women and New Moms Are on the Rise

Heart attack risk in U.S. women during pregnancy, birth, and the two-month postpartum period increased 25 percent from 2002 to 2014, say researchers at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine in New York City.

Brain scan ischemic stroke.
Risk Factors

Can You Spot a Heart Emergency?

A Cleveland Clinic survey finds remarkable gaps in basic knowledge about heart attacks and strokes between different generations.