More and more often we read that women with a myocardial infarction have different symptoms than men. That women's complaints are also thought to be vaguer. According to Frans Rutten, Professor of General Medicine, this is not true: “There are many more similarities than differences.” However, women often present the same complaints differently from men. 

During his inaugural lecture as professor of cardiovascular diseases in primary care, Frans Rutten discussed a number of things in the medical world that surprise him. One of them is what has been said about the female heart for some time, namely that women with a myocardial infarction have vague complaints, different complaints from men as well. According to him, you are then inclined to think that that must have been well researched, that there must be evidence for that.

The full tekst of the inaugural lecture (in Dutch).