A study has found women are up to three times more likely to die after having a heart attack. While more men have heart attacks, they also get all the right treatments. The study found women are missing out on life saving medications, bypass surgery and stents. Part of the reason is they are less likely to report symptoms like breathlessness or neck pain. As for chest pains they often get written off as indigestion of anxiety. The more concerning reason women are not surviving heart attacks is that even after they were diagnosed they were still not receiving the type of treatments men received. The findings had no understanding as to why this last part happens. But it does suggest women should be vigilant in the treatment they receive.
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