Women have worse outcomes from heart attacks, study says

Researchers were able to analyze more than 6.7 million hospitalization records for heart attacks
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (WKBT) – A new study from Mayo Clinic shows age has distinct influences on women’s and men’s outcomes after a heart attack.

Using data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, researchers were able to analyze more than 6.7 million hospitalization records for heart attacks.

Researchers divided patients by sex, age, and type of heart attack.

The study shows women are less likely to go to the hospital for a heart attack than men across all age groups.

The data also shows women under 65 are likely to die at the hospital because of a heart attack than men.

Overall, outcomes from heart attacks are worse for women.

“That can be that they don’t seek attention, they don’t come in as much as men. And that’s why we have to do a better job of raising awareness and recognition of heart attack symptoms in women,” said Dr. Mohamad Alkouli, an Interventional Cardiologist at Mayo Clinic.