Chest pain often absent in young women with myocardial infarction

Women with myocardial infarction (MI) are more likely to present without chest pain than men. Younger women without chest pain as a presenting feature of MI are also more likely to die in the hospital compared with their male counterparts, although this effect diminishes with age.

Key Point: Women with MI are more likely than men to present without chest pain.

These 2 findings were derived from a recent analysis of data from the U.S. National Registry of Myocardial Infarction, which included 1,143,513 patients (42.1% women) admitted with confirmed MI from 1994 to 2006. The analysis was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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