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Women May Be More Likely to Experience EMS Delays for Heart Care
Date:1/14/2009

lth University in Richmond, Va., said there could be other factors leading to the delay in women's transport times, such as longer time to perform an on-site electrocardiogram (EKG), and gender differences in accepting EMS care and transport, or in choice of destination hospital.

Ornato agrees that this is an issue that deserves follow-up study for a definitive answer.

Co-authors are: John L. Griffith, Ph.D.; David M. Kent, M.D., M.S.; Sharon-Lise Normand, Ph.D.; Joseph P. Newhouse, Ph.D.; James Atkins, M.D.; Joni R. Beshansky, R.N., M.P.H.; and Harry P. Selker, M.D., M.S.P.H. Author disclosures are on the manuscript.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded the study.

Statements and conclusions of study authors that are published in American Heart Association scientific journals are solely those of the study authors and do not necessarily reflect the association's policy or position. The association makes no representation or guarantee as to their accuracy or reliability. The association receives funding primarily from individuals; foundations and corporations (including pharmaceutical, device manufacturers and other companies) also make donations and fund specific association programs and events. The association has strict policies to prevent these relationships from influencing science content. Revenues from pharmaceutical and device corporations are available at www.americanheart.org/corporatefunding.


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