18-01 Segment 1: Heart Attacks in Young Women

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Young women are at relatively low risk of heart attacks, but when they have one, a much greater proportion die than among men of the same age. Surveys show young women are often unaware of their risk and are much less likely to go to the emergency room when a heart attack occurs. Experts discuss.


  • Dr. Judith Lichtman, Associate Professor and Chair of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health
  • Dr. Holly Andersen, attending cardiologist and Director of Education and Outreach, Perelman Heart Institute, New York Presbyterian Hospital

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