Harvard Women's Health Watch

Blockage or no blockage, take heart attacks seriously

Women are at higher risk for heart attacks that donít involve blocked arteries ó and they should receive the same follow-up treatment as conventional heart attack patients. For years, people who suffered heart attacks but didnít have major blockages in their arteries ó a condition called myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) ó were thought to have a less serious form of heart disease. As a result, doctors often opted against…

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