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Heart attack symptoms different among non-white people.

A report suggests that more diverse symptoms for First Nations people, and other non-Caucasians, suffering heart attacks mean that they are not getting to the hospital quickly enough. Kathryn King, an associate nursing professor at the University of Calgary, looked at the health records of 406 random people who arrived at city emergency rooms with heart problems. The researchers found Caucasian people tend to show classic heart symptoms with pain in their chest and arms and shortness of breath. But people of First Nations, Chinese, South Asian, and Southeast Asian descent have more diverse symptoms like abdominal pain, dizziness or nausea.

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Title Annotation:CALGARY
Author:Phalen, Chris
Publication:Alberta Sweetgrass
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Jun 1, 2009
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