Q&A: Heart Disease & Gender

February 20, 2017

This month we are focusing our conversation on the heart as February is Heart Month.  Dr. Bipul Baibhav gives today answer to this question:


Q: How does heart disease differ between men and women?

A: Women more often than men can present with atypical symptoms of heart disease. Heart disease in some women may present as nausea, vomiting and upper abdominal discomfort rather than the typical symptoms of angina. It is important to pay close attention to symptoms and seek medical care when such symptoms occur.