Harvard Women's Health Watch

Chest pain? How you describe your symptoms matters

Women experience and describe angina—chest pain caused by a reduction in blood flow to part of the heart—somewhat differently than men. It’s important for women to know their heart risks, and for doctors to acknowledge the possibility of angina, no matter how a woman describes her symptoms. 
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