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To the Editor We read with great interest the Research Letter by Kreatsoulas et al,1 who have shown that by mapping symptoms along a continuum, angina-type symptoms are remarkably similar among women and men with stable obstructive coronary artery disease and are most likely to be chest pain, pressure, and tightness. In her Editor’s Note, Redberg2(p752) addressed that “these findings should be a great relief to many women who have been concerned that they could be having a myocardial infarction unbeknownst to them because they would not get the typical warning symptoms of chest pain.”
Moriel M, Gavrielov-Yusim N, Gottlieb S. Cardiac Symptoms in Women and Men. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(20):1929. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.9788