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11 Facts About Heart Attacks in Women

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Women Have Some Unique Risk Factors


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Common Risk Factors Are More Dangerous for Women


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Estrogen May Be Protective—to a Point


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Younger Women Are Having More Heart Attacks


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For Men, Heart Attack Symptoms Usually Come on Fast…


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…and the Symptoms Are Obvious


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For Women, Heart Attacks Can Occur in Slo-Mo…


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…and Symptoms Can Last for Weeks


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Women Are Less Likely to Survive a Heart Attack


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Treatment After a Heart Attack Is Often Less Aggressive for Women


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Both Men and Women Can Prevent Heart Attacks


Matt McMillen

Matt McMillen

Matt McMillen has been a freelance health reporter since 2002. In that time he’s written about everything from acupuncture to the Zika virus. He covers breaking medical news and the latest medical studies, profiles celebrities, and crafts easy to digest overviews of medical conditions. His work has appeared, both online and in print, in The Washington Post, WebMD Magazine, Diabetes Forecast, AARP, and elsewhere.