Most women report fatigue in the weeks and months leading to a myocardial infarction (MI). However, fatigue is a complex phenomenon. Dimensions of this MI related fatigue, such as timing, distress, intensity, quality, patterns, and associated characteristics have not been established through focused study of this symptom. A lack of a holistic understanding of this symptom makes clinical decision making difficult, given that fatigue is a frequently reported symptom overall.
Blakeman, John R.; Woith, Wendy M.; Astroth, Kim S.; Jenkins, Sheryl H.; and Stapleton, Stephen J., "A Holistic Exploration of Fatigue Experienced by Women before a Myocardial Infarction" (2020). Faculty Publications - Mennonite College of Nursing. 23.