Search: undetected heart attacks in women
Why: Susanne's left boob aches on the top and inside. Danger?
Answer: In a 2006 study done by European Heart Journal with 4,000 participants:
- In people aged 55 and older, 43% of heart attacks happened unrecognized until an incidental EKG was done, which showed evidence that one had occurred.
- A third of the men's heart attacks went undetected without EKG
- More than half (54%) of the women's heart attacks went undetected
The More You Know: That boob pain could be from putting pressure on it while sleeping, growing pains, or clusters of tissue. Have your doctor poke them next time you go in.