Younger Women With Acute Coronary Syndromes Less Likely To Have Classic Chest Pain

Younger women with an acute coronary syndrome are slightly less likely than men to present with the classic symptom of chest pain, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. In recent years there has been a growing understanding that women with ACS are less likely to have chest pain and, partly as a result, often fail to receive a correct diagnosis in the emergency department. However, there has only been limited data on whether this pattern is also true for younger women.

Nadia Khan and colleagues prospectively analyzed data from more than 1,000 ACS patients 55 years of age or younger– 30% of whom were women– participating in the GENESIS PRAXY study.  When compared with older cohorts in previous studies, patients in the study were more likely to have chest pain, but even in these younger patients women were less likely to have chest pain than men…

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