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Middle aged women more likely to die after heart attack than men

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 17 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:384
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Middle aged women are more likely than their male peers to die after a heart attack, the results of a new study have shown.

    Women younger than age 50 were nearly three times more likely to die than men of the same age regardless of their medical history, the severity of their condition, when they were admitted to hospital, and the hospital treatment they were given, the study's results showed (Annals of Internal Medicine 2001;134:173-81).

    Most previous studies, which have examined long term outcome, have generally …

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