Letters Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.
Author Affiliations: Division of Cardiology (Dr Humphries; email@example.com), School of Population of Public Health (Ms Izadnegahdar), and School of Nursing (Dr Mackay), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
To the Editor: In a study analyzing data from the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction, Dr Canto and colleagues1 emphasized sex differences in the presentation of MI without chest pain. However, 64.5% presented with chest pain (69.3% of men and 58.0% of women). In both sexes, chest pain/discomfort remains the most common presentation.2
Humphries KH, Izadnegahdar M, Mackay MH. Sex Differences in Presentation of Myocardial Infarction. JAMA. 2012;307(23):2486-2487. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.5285