Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 8th, 1996
Linda Patterson, extension health education specialist at Mississippi State University, said the death rate from heart attacks among African-American women is 1.4 times higher than for Caucasian women.
Patterson noted that a factor is that fewer young women (pre-menopausal) have heart disease, and when symptoms occur, they are harder to recognize.
"One problem is that few people think of heart disease first when a woman has warning symptoms," Patterson stated. "Any delay in identifying the problem can be...
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