Health risk for women
WOMEN are more likely to die after heart attack treatment than men, new research has found.
Experts said this could be because women tended to be older when they suffered heart attacks, and were also more likely to be diabetic.
The study, by the Paris Cardiovascular Research Centre, also discovered women were less likely to have an angioplasty, a procedure undertaken to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries to get blood back flowing to the heart.
Medical experts have suggested that fewer females received angioplasty treatment because of the “wrong attitude of physicians”.