Women having heart attacks wait longer to get help: Study

Women with heart attack symptoms wait approximately 37 minutes longer than men before reaching out for potentially life-saving medical care, researchers found.
0:34 | 12/11/18

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Now to a health alert about women and heart attacks. The leading cause of death for women here in the U.S. A study just released overnight finds women with heart symptoms wait approximately 37 minutes longer than men before reaching out for medical care. The researchers believe they stall because they are less likely to think their symptoms require urgent care. Doctors say that quick treatment of heart attack symptoms such as chest pain or tightness, trouble breathing and sweating among others can be life saving so when you feel those symptom, man or woman -- Got to pay attention. Coming up that revelation

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