The Courier-Mail

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”.

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