Research found women at greater risk after heart attack

Fewer women who suffer a heart attack each year in the UK would die if they were simply given the same treatments as men, according to new research.


Researchers at the University of Leeds and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden utilized information from Sweden’s broad online cardiovascular registry, SWEDEHEART, to dissect the results of 180,368 patients who endured a heart attack over a 10-year time span to December 2013.

After analyzing the normal number of deaths found in the normal populace, the specialists found women at greater risk, i.e., they had an overabundance of mortality up to three times higher than men in the year in the wake of showing at least a bit of kindness assault.

Based on the data, scientists believe that the situation for women in the UK is likely to be worse than in Sweden, which has one of the lowest mortality rates from heart attacks anywhere in the world.

Professor Chris Gale, Coauthor of the study, said, “We need to work harder to shift the perception that heart attacks only affect a certain type of person. 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, including women.”

“Sweden is a leader in healthcare, with one of the lowest mortality rates from heart attacks, yet we still see this disparity in treatment and outcomes between men and women. In all likelihood, the situation for women in the UK may be worse.”

Scientists discovered that ladies who showed at least a bit of kindness assault coming about because of a blockage in the coronary supply route were 34 for each penny more improbable than men to get methods that clear blocked veins and reestablish the bloodstream to the heart, including sidestepping surgery and stents.

The paper revealed that ladies were additionally 24 for each penny less inclined to be recommended statins, which help to keep a moment heart assault, and 16 for each penny less inclined to be given ibuprofen, which anticipates blood clusters.

Basically, when ladies got the greater part of the medicines prescribed for patients who had endured a heart assault, the hole in overabundance mortality between the genders diminished drastically.

Almost 50 percent of the women are more likely than men to receive the wrong initial diagnosis and are less likely to get a pre-hospital Electrocardiogram (ECG) which is essential for swift diagnosis and treatment.

Professor Gale, from the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, said, “The findings from this study suggest that there are clear and simple ways to improve the outcomes for women who have a heart attack ­­– we must ensure the equal provision of evidence-based treatments for women.”

Professor Jeremy Pearson, Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation, said, “Heart attacks are often seen as a male health issue, but more women die from coronary heart disease than breast cancer in the UK. The findings from this research are concerning – women are dying because they are not receiving proven treatments to save lives after a heart attack.”

The study, published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, was co-founded by the British Heart Foundation.

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