Gender Disparity in Post Heart Attack Treatment

CAITLIN WILLIAMS | July 29, 2018

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Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack, with 790,000 Americans having a heart attack every year. After a heart attack, heart damage can affect heart rhythm, pumping action, and blood circulation. Damage can increase the risk of another heart attack or other conditions such as stroke and kidney disorders. A recent study published in the Medical Journal of Australia showed a gender disparity in treatment after a heart attack, leading to increased death rates and adverse cardiovascular events in women compared to men.

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