Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Women received less aggressive care than men after a heart attack with pumping failure


News Release 29-Sep-2020
Circulation: Heart Failure journal report

American Heart Association

When the heart suddenly can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs after a heart attack, women ages 18-55 get less aggressive care in the hospital and are more likely to die prior to discharge than men the same age, according to new research published today in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal.

"It is very concerning that the young, productive women of our society face these health care disparities," said Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, M.D., M.Sc., lead author of the study and a clinical fellow in interventional cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.


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