A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says that heart attacks are more fatal for young women than they are for men.
Researchers found that from 2001 to 2010, 2 to 3 percent of women between the ages of 30 to 54 who were hospitalized for a heart attack died, compared to 1.7 to 2 percent of men in the same age group. Also, younger women are more likely to arrive at the hospital sicker than younger men.
"Young women are commonly thought not to be at risk for heart attacks," Dr. Harlan Krumholz of Yale told NBC News. "The point here is that young women should not ignore symptoms that could suggest a heart attack."
Symptoms of a heart attack include nausea, shortness of breath, right arm pain, unusual fatigue, chest pain, and chest pressure.