You Are Not Too Young to Have a Heart Attack

Dont ignore the symptoms at any age. Research shows women too often delay getting help when symptoms first appear.

Women are generally protected from heart attack until their estrogen levels decline after menopause. But the key word here is generally. More than 15,000 women under age 55 die from heart disease every year. Because heart attack is unexpected at a young age, women commonly ignore the symptoms or delay getting help. In interviews with women ages 30 to 55 who were hospitalized with heart attack, researchers heard the following reasons:
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