Study compares cardiovascular disease symptoms in men, women
A new study finds that when it comes to cardiovascular diseases, symptoms can differ between men and women.
A recent review from the American Heart Association finds that women are more likely to report more symptoms in addition to chest pain when it comes to a heart attack, compared to men.
Women with heart failure are also more likely to report a wider variety of symptoms, are more likely to have depression and anxiety and report a lower quality of life compared to men.
However, men are more likely to report chest pain than women with valve disease.
When it comes to strokes, symptoms can include a drooping face, arm weakness, speech difficulty, confusion, dizziness, loss of coordination or balance and visual changes.
However, women are more likely to have additional symptoms such as headache, altered mental state, coma or stupor.