Symptoms And Symptoms Of The Heart Disease

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Women and the symptoms they experience before having an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has had varying and unpredictable symptoms for decades. Women experience a range of symptoms compared to men who usually report classic symptoms such as chest pain. Though we know most of the symptoms men have preceding an AMI, symptoms experienced by women have not been explored as thoroughly. AMI symptoms have been difficult to identify in women, which has contributed to their misdiagnosis’ and uncertainties about whether to report their symptoms to their physicians. This research article concluded that while there may be uncertainties about whether or not prodromal symptoms lead to future events of AMIs, it has been determined that most women experience similar prodromal symptoms before an AMI. The researchers suggest that prospective longitudinal research studies be conducted to assert the link between prodromal symptoms and future AMIs. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a serious issue among women, as it is the number one cause of death of women in the United States of American. Sadly, even though these statistics exist, an insufficient amount of studies has been conducted to determine if women have similar prodromal symptoms that lead to AMIs. The problem is significant; diagnosing CHD has been difficult due to scarce data collection. The review of literature supports the identified problem, because in previous studies, there has not been data collected that has directly linked
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