For years there was a persistent myth that heart attacks weren’t really a women’s issue. The truth is that heart disease and heart attacks are the number one killer of women! In prior decades it was not understood that women experience the symptoms of heart disease and heart attacks differently than men. Fortunately, more research has been done and we now know how to identify symptoms of heart disease specific to women.
When a medical professional fails to recognize the signs of heart disease they may be liable for a life-threatening health outcome. Contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer if you or a loved one has suffered from a failure to diagnose or failure to treat heart disease.
Women & Heart Attacks
Although the most common heart attack symptom for women is the same as for men (pressure or discomfort in the chest), it is often not as severe or prominent in women as it is in men. Some women experience a heart attack without any chest pains at all. Women are also more likely than man to experiences symptoms other than chest pains when experiencing a heart attack:Read More