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Angina pain is similar in men and women, though descriptions may differ

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Published: April 10, 2013

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Andrew Senske
May 16, 2013

Interesting article, and it makes me wonder about the differences in symptoms – or at least descriptions of those symptoms – between men and women who have obstructive sleep apnea. That is, I wonder if women describe the symptoms differently to their doctors, even though the symptoms are generally daytime sleepiness, fatigue, headaches, lower concentration levels, etc. Incidentally, CPAP therapy for sleep apnea can take a lot of stress off of the heart, so if you have the symptoms of sleep apnea you should definitely talk to your doctor about it, and you should probably also read the related blog post about preventing heart disease.

Grant
April 13, 2013

Grant
When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back.

Male Matters USA
April 12, 2013

Re: “Dr. Kreatsoulas says she hopes her research will help undo the gender bias that currently exists in diagnosing angina.”

The bias is clearly against men. Ergo:

In general, men incur heart disease about ten years sooner than women and die of it at a higher rate at every age.

“Women’s advocates wrong about why more women die of heart disease than men”
http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/womens-advocates-wrong-about-why-more-women-die-of-heart-disease-than-men/

Sammy
April 11, 2013

What other possibility can cause chest pain can it be caused by anxiety panic attack or benzo withdrawal ?

Paula Marsh
April 11, 2013

I found this article very interesting. On three occasions in the past twelve months I have experienced a chest pain of short duration 5 seconds or so in the central chest, almost as if it was in my upper spine. The first time was after I sat down after a game of tennis, and two times since I had catheter ablation for AFib eight weeks ago. I wonder if this could be angina pain, I will mention it to my Dr.

Dr Jason Diamond Reviews
April 11, 2013

Great Information about of Chest pain. Thanks for sharing.

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