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In recent medical news, a report published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes reveals that women experiencing heart attacks were much less likely than men to receive prompt medical care after calling 9-1-1. Our New York malpractice lawyer can help you seek legal justice if you were misdiagnosed.
The study confirms the notion that heart-attack symptoms may not be recognized as easily in women.
An acute heart attack occurs when a blocked vessel restricts blood flow to an area of the heart muscle.
The lack of blood flow means this area of the heart is deprived of oxygen.
The longer a heart attack victim goes without receiving medical treatment, the longer the heart muscle goes without receiving oxygen.
This oxygen deprivation causes significant, and sometimes irreversible, damage to the heart muscle.
Because delayed treatment of heart attack has such serious consequences, women should be vigilent regarding their own risk for heart attack.
The risk factors for heart attack include:
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