Research brief: Angina common in women too

Women have a similar incidence of angina to men, but are less likely to have their diagnosis confirmed by angiogram or electrocardiogram, UK researchers have found. A population study including 100,000 patients with angina, aged between 45 and 89, found that 2 per cent of women developed angina. Even women diagnosed who were not tested or where tests did not confirm angina had a higher mortality from heart disease (http://jama.ama-assn.org).

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