Heart attack causes more deaths in women than men

Lisbon : A study has found that women have twice the rate of heart attack death than men.

In a study of 884 men and women in Portugal, researchers found that women’s chances of survival due to heart attack were reduced.

All of them were hospitalized for the most dangerous type of heart attack (in which the vein that supplies blood to the heart closes).

To open the closed vein, all the patients underwent angioplasty and a stent was inserted so that blood could circulate easily. Angioplasty was performed on these patients within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms and research was started to know the mortality rate in these patients.

The results of the study, presented at the European Society of Cardiology’s Scientific Congress Heart Failure 2023, showed that the number of women dying within 30 years after this medical condition occurred was 2.8 times higher.

On this occasion, 11.8 women died, while the death rate of men was 4.6 percent.

Women are at higher risk of dying from heart attacks because they have a heart attack when they are older than men and are generally in poor health.

Dr Mariana Martinho, lead author of the study, said that women of all ages who are affected by a heart attack are at a higher risk of deteriorating health.

He said that these women need to strictly control blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes after suffering from this medical condition.


Author: DoctorMaryam.org

4th Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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