To underscore how important the battle for its eradication still is, misperceptions are clarified and key aspects of the inherited illness are addressed here.
Chest pain, the hallmark symptom of heart attacks, is commonly thought to manifest itself very differently in men and women. However,
Women come to the ER complaining of chest pain as a symptom of acute heart conditions somewhat less often than men. In fact, one-fifth of younger (under 55) women have nausea, sweating, shortness of breath, and/or palpitations and not chest pain. Such women should be evaluated most carefully.