Atypical heart attacks

When we think of HEART ATTACK, we get the image of an older man clutching his chest. The reality is that in ACS (acute coronary syndrome), chest pain, age and gender are not indicators that can be used to define a “typical” heart attack. A JAMA study found that both young people and women in general who come into the ER without chest pain, but having other ACS symptoms such as weakness, shortness of breath and/or rapid heartbeats can actually be in ACS crisis. Women under 55 years old are more likely to have their ACS misdiagnosed in the ER than men, while also having a higher risk of death. Bottom line, chest pain not an indicator of ACS or heart disease severity. One out of five women aged 55 years or less and having a heart attack do not experience chest pains.

It's not always this painful...

It’s not always this painful…

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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