Smoking, diabetes & hypertension may spike heart attack risk in women

Generally heart attack patients experience symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, and pain in their arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach. But, women are likely to experience additional symptoms such as unusual tiredness, dizziness, cold sweats, and nausea or vomiting.

For the study, published in the journal The BMJ, the team examined 4,72,000 participants aged 40 to 69. 56 & of them were women.


High blood pressure, diabetes and smoking increased the risk of a heart attack in both sexes but their impact was far greater in women.

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