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Increased risk of death for women after a heart attack: Study

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 8, 2018, 7:43 pm IST
Updated Jan 8, 2018, 7:43 pm IST
New study discovers why.
Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

A new study has found women are three times more likely to die after experiencing a heart attack, the Daily Mail reported.

Researchers say the reason is because they are not receiving the same treatment as men.

 

Bypass surgery and wire-mesh tubes placed in arteries to help keep it open are some of the treatments that women are not being provided, the report revealed.

Women are also less likely to be prescribed drug treatments.

One of the reasons could be that the condition is seen as a male issue.

"We need to work harder to shift the perception that heart attacks only affect a certain type of person," co-author Chris Gale, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the University of Leeds, told the Daily Mail.

 

Adding, "Typically, when we think of a heart attack patient, we see a middle-aged man who is overweight, has diabetes and smokes. This is not always the case; heart attacks affect the wider spectrum of the population."

The study's findings suggest that there are ways to improve the results of women who have a heart attack.

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