Men vs. Women: Confusion Over Heart Symptoms
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Every Minute Counts During Heart Attack
Participants didn't pick up the phone and call 911 right away when they noticed those symptoms. Both men and women delayed seeking medical help for hours.
Men took about 3 hours, on average, before seeking help. Women waited even longer: 4 hours, on average.
That's dangerous. Get help at the first sign of a heart attack. Don't wait, even if you're not sure what's going on. Let doctors figure that out. Time can make the difference between life and death.