Men and women have about the same in-hospital death rate for heart attack - but women are twice as likely to die if hospitalized for a more severe type of heart attack, according to a report in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Among patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in a recent study, the death rate was 10.2 for women compared to 5.5 for men.
A study in the February issue of JAMA, shows that women are more likely than men to be admitted to a hospital without chest pain, and also have a higher rate of in-hospital death after a heart attack, compared with men of the same a... Read Post
WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is releasing the following response to the study "Sex Differences in Medical Care and Early Death After Acute Myocardial Infarction" in journal Circulation. The study f... Read Post