Why do women wait longer to seek help for a heart attack?

[KARE 11, Dec. 31, 2018] A new study reveals women wait longer than men to call for help when they’re having a heart attack.

Researchers say women hold off seeking medical attention roughly 37 minutes longer, and that delay could have deadly consequences.

Dr. Michael Miedema, a cardiologist with Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, stopped by the show today to discuss why every minute counts when it comes to treating heart attacks, as well as why women may experience different symptoms than men and how to spot them.

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