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Young women have worse MI outcomes than men of same age

European Heart Journal
Reuters Health -15/10/2020 - Long term mortality is higher in women than in men who have a myocardial infarction (MI) at a young age, a new study finds. The review of data on more than 2,000 adults aged 50 and younger also showed that women were less likely to get invasive angiography and coronary revascularization and less likely to get aspirin and statins on hospital discharge, researchers reported in the European Heart Journal. "For women to have a myocardial infarction under age 50 remains a relatively rare event, but when it happens, such women have a higher risk of dying compared to men having a heart attack," said coauthor, Dr. Ron Blankstein of the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. "We need to identify and treat these women for any risks for cardiovascular disease and for non-cardiovascular disease that may be present," Dr. Blankstein said. "When women have a heart attack at a young age it's a signal that they are at high risk i...

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