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A woman suffering from shortness of breath, shoulder and neck pain was told by a doctor that she was perfectly healthy. She was eventually diagnosed as suffering from serious heart disease. Women tend to deposit plaque all along their blood vessels rather then in clumps like men. Another woman who was suffering from heart disease was told she had a digestive problem when she complained of suffering from shortness of breath, headaches and chest tightness. Yet another woman died after the same sort of misdiagnosis.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Seattle Times
About: Women Suffer From Heart Disease in a Different Way to Men
Date: 12 September 2004
Source: The Seattle Times
Author: Rob Stein
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