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More than eight million women die of cardiovascular disease every year and sometimes there's symptoms can be hard to diagnose.
We're joined by doctor again -- -- of at a diagnostic to discuss the problem when you talk about heart disease and heart attack symptoms.
What is a difference between men and women when it comes to symptoms.
All eyes as physicians we area know that there's physiologically as well was anatomical differences.
And one of the biggest differences is that symptomatic -- they present differently so the not to classical signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
Mean they come in with chest pain crushing chest pain that radiates to the left shoulder and arm.
The women may present with more.
Broader vague signs and symptoms such as nausea.
I'm tired -- and things like that -- may not trigger right away that triage or that protocol.
Of looking for a chest pain a patient or a patient that needs to be treated for a heart attack so.
In the message to women is.
It is anything atypical in your body -- and you over certain each then.
Just run for help.
That's correct so there there's there's some back and complexity here and and why women under the age of fifty are.
-- likely to be misdiagnosed or a heart attack.
Because not only the atypical presentation this presentation that is not.
You know following a classical signs and symptoms.
But it's also the level of proponent or this -- -- that the heart muscle produces.
Or releases into the bloodstream that is also different as we know it's it's a smaller size heart Smart man so there for less proponent.
But -- we've developed NASA called high since two each opponent high that has the capability to detect these lower levels.
It's more precise at these low concentrations.
-- were able to make that decision.
In the overall -- for all the patients were able to detect it lower but for women it's much more important.
Because there are ready with lower levels and now they're presenting -- typical signs and symptoms.
This gives the clinicians the capability.
Of making a diagnosis earlier and tell me about conversations that women should have with your primary care doctors.
-- -- from the primary -- perspective and Andy's knee preventative side they should always tell them about themselves and any changes that are happening as we always say.
They know -- about themselves as clinicians we kind of need everything.
From the patient first and then we can obviously start doing the physical examine and everything else that's involved and capturing the clinical history.
But if that patients and women in this case are not expressing that to us that and it's it's very hard to gauge.
What the risks aren't what is what is coming up next for.
So it's it's very important that we we learn that from them and it during a visit all right thank you so much for coming great information.
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