Typical and Atypical Chest Pain: Gender Differences in the Clinical Presentation of Myocardial Infraction
A selective literature review to examine current research and other professional journal articles was completed to determine if there are·gender differences in the presentation of myocardial infarction (MI). In current clinical practice there-are two common categories that are used in the recognition of myocardial infarction, typical and atypical chest pain. The literature identifies both men and women as presenting with ~similar presentation patterns, however, women more often than men present in an atypical manner. Appropriate treatment may be delayed in atypical chest pain related to the vague nature of symptoms thereby ·decreasing their effectiveness. This may in turn explain the worse outcomes identified in women than men post-MI.
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs; Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Ryan, Myranda, "Typical and Atypical Chest Pain: Gender Differences in the Clinical Presentation of Myocardial Infraction" (1998). HIM 1990-2015. 135.