Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Delayed Heart Attack Diagnosis And Atypical Symptoms
Many illnesses and conditions that are seen in a hospital’s emergency department have specific symptoms. Take a heart attack (myocardial infarction), for example.
According to the Mayo Clinic, heart attack symptoms include:
- Chest pain and pressure
- Shortness of breath
- Pain in the arm, abdomen, and jaw
However, in women, heart attacks can present with all of the above symptoms without chest pain or pressure. It may just seem like the flu, heartburn, etc. The American Heart Association warns that heart attacks in women can have drastic outcomes, especially if the right help is not administered right away.
The Connecticut medical malpractice team at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan advise that if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, get evaluated by an ER doctor immediately.