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Heart attack care and outcomes are worse for women
Modern Healthcare

Women who experience heart attacks are more likely than men to die within one year of the episode and be disabled due to heart failure within six years, according to an analysis released Tuesday from Blue Cross Blue Shield.

The disparity shows that even though more attention has been placed on the impact of the disease on women, more needs to be done. The report proposes additional examination of treatment patterns, understanding of social determinants of heart health, and funding for women’s heart research.