Fe­male heart pa­tients fare bet­ter with fe­male doc­tors

First For Women - - Health -

This ac­cord­ing to re­searchers at the Uni­ver­sity of Min­nesota in Min­neapo­lis. They stud­ied 582,000 heart at­tack cases and found that women were more likely to sur­vive a heart at­tack when treated by a fe­male doc­tor. The study au­thors sug­gest that women may be more com­fort­able ad­vo­cat­ing for them­selves with fe­male doc­tors, and add that their find­ings em­pha­size the im­por­tance of find­ing a physi­cian with whom you feel com­fort­able shar­ing your con­cerns.

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