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Silent infarction in women:

Jul 7th 2014 at 9:42 PM

The daily stress, overwork, the genetic inheritance and a host of other reasons are linked to the high number of episodes of infarction in women. Compounding this scenario, the silent infarction may catch them by surprise, which makes its early detection.

In women, the disease can occur without generating its typical symptoms, which are chest pain and malaise.

Those who have a family history of heart disease should regularly consult your doctor in order to avoid possible problems.
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In women, the infarction may occur without the presence of any known symptom. Photo: Shutterstock

The silent infarction is considered one of the leading causes of death among women. The reasons that make them more prone to this type of pathology are not yet fully known.

It is estimated that a major cause of disease in women is the hormone produced by the ovaries, estrogen. This is because it has a vasodilating effect in the body, which causes becomes a stimulating nerves in the manufacture of proteins associated with resistance to the pain mechanism.

Another possible cause of the greater propensity of women suffer silent infarction is the form that gives the distribution of nerves in the body. Whereas in males the branches radiate to the breast, in women this distribution is directed to the back and the abdomen.


The female infarction is also associated with obesity , high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, physical inactivity and smoking. Women who fall into any of these conditions have six times greater risk of being affected by a silent infarction.
Symptoms of silent infarction

When the silent infarction occurs in women younger than 55 years, he does not manifest with typical chest pain and malaise , but with weakness, nausea, pain in the jaw, the neck, stomach and back or difficulty to breathe.

The infarction may still occur without the presence of any symptom. This table is given by the circulatory estrogen protection factor of women, which lowers the threshold of pain felt by them.

The circulatory system is also responsible for female aggravate this condition. To be more sensitive and fragile than men, female heart attack becomes more aggressive and dangerous.

The risk of stroke is increased when they are in constant stress, take a pill or have complications during pregnancy, such as eclampsia (convulsions small).

Because these symptoms are not directly related to a clinical emergency situation, the women are not looking for medical help immediately, which impairs early diagnosis .

With this, the chosen therapy is usually less aggressive and with the delay in the initiation of treatment, may be an increase in deaths due to silent infarction.

This delay in identifying the problem is considered as the main reason for cause of heart attack and other diseases such as stroke (Stroke) - this is the major cause of death and cardiovascular disability in the female audience. Therefore, all women, after menopause, should consult a cardiologist at least once a year.

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