Title

Gender and Age Differences in Chief Complaints of Acute Myocardial Infarction (Worcester Heart Attack Study)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2004

Abstract

We examined gender and age differences for chief symptom complaints in a population-based sample of 881 women (43%) and 1,192 men (57%) hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Women, in particular older women, were less likely than men to have a chief complaint of chest pain associated with AMI. Overall, a large proportion of women and men whose AMI was ultimately diagnosed did not present with chest pain as their chief complaint.

Comments

PMID: 14996588

At the time of publication Kerry Milner was affiliated with Yale University School of Nursing.

DOI

10.1016/j.amjcard.2003.11.028