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Angina, Angina Pectoris, and Chest Pain Syndromes in Women

  • By: Marian C. Limacher & Laura M. Gruen
  • In: Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health
  • Edited by: James M. Rippe
  • Subject:Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine, Public Health Education & Health Promotion, Health Psychology

Despite the variations in presentation in women, chest pain still remains a major clue that heart disease may exist. Early recognition and investigation of the cause of chest pain in women is of utmost importance to provide prompt and appropriate management. Ultimately, women and health care providers should be aware of the signs that may indicate underlying heart disease. In this entry, chest pain due to heart disease and other chest pain syndromes will be discussed as they pertain to women.

Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease (CHD) was once thought to be “a man's disease,” but CHD is the leading killer of women and affects more women every year than breast cancer. The clinical manifestations of CHD include angina pectoris, myocardial infarction (or heart attack), ...

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