First Year After Heart Attack Deadlier for Women

First Year After Heart Attack Deadlier for Women

You are more likely to survive a heart attack today than if you had one 20 years ago. That’s largely because of advancements in preventing and treating heart disease. But if you are a woman, you may still have a harder time recovering. A recent study found the first year after a heart attack may be especially critical for women. In the journal PLOS One, researchers looked at the factors that may affect survival for men versus women after a heart attack. They followed more than 4,100 heart attack victims for 5 years. A quarter of that study group were...

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