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February 23rd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP February 23, 2012 @ 12:05 am

Women with MIs and no chest pain

Journal of the American Medical Association
Source reference:
Canto JG, et al “Association of age with sex with myocardial infarction symptom presentation and in-hospital mortality” JAMA 2012; 07: 813-822.

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/307/8/813.short

Conclusion In this registry of patients hospitalized with MI, women were more likely than men to present without chest pain and had higher mortality than men within the same age group, but sex differences in clinical presentation without chest pain and in mortality were attenuated with increasing age.



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