Gender differences in treatment-seeking delay in acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Moser1993GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in treatment-seeking delay in acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Debra Kay Moser and Kathleen A Dracup},
  journal={Progress in cardiovascular nursing},
  year={1993},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={6-12}
}
Delay in seeking treatment for the symptoms of myocardial infarction can contribute to significant mortality and morbidity. Although pre-hospital delay is a serious problem in both women and men, women appear to delay substantially longer than men. Possible reasons for longer delay in women include the age at which women experience first myocardial infarction, the presence of certain chronic diseases, possible atypical presentation of cardiac symptoms in women, and physician and layperson… CONTINUE READING