UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Cardiology

Title: gender differences in ACS presentation

Keywords: Acute coronary syndromes, women (PubMed Search)

Posted: 12/9/2007 by Amal Mattu, MD (Updated: 3/5/2024)
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Women are more likely to present with atypical presentaitons for ACS.

Women are more likely to present without chest pain, but instead with middle or upper back pain, neck pain, jaw pain, dyspnea, vomiting, indigestion, weakness/fatigue, loss of appetite, cough, or palpitations than men.