Navigation Links
Women's Death Rate Higher From Severe Heart Attack
Date:12/8/2008

ons [health problems]," Fonarow said. "But even when we adjusted for that, we found a 12 percent difference."

Also, "women present more atypically," he said. "They are less likely to have sternal chest pain or pressure, just general symptoms like shortness of breath or other symptoms that are non-specific."

But there clearly was a difference in the treatment given men and women, the study found. Women were 14 percent less likely to receive early aspirin, 10 percent less likely to be given beta blocker drugs, 25 percent less likely to receive reperfusion therapy to restore blood flow, and 13 percent less likely to have artery-opening angioplasty within 90 minutes of arrival at the hospital.

The American Heart Association has started a program called "Mission: Lifeline" that's designed to educate people about the symptoms of a heart attack so they can seek treatment quickly and also "enable hospitals to make quicker diagnoses," Fonarow said. "These kinds of quality-improvement programs can lead physicians, emergency room attendants and paramedics to close the gap and eventually eliminate sex-related differences."

Some basic biological differences between the sexes might be partially responsible for the discrepancy in survival, said Dr. Laura Wexler, senior associate dean at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and another author of the report.

"For women ages 50 to 60, I wonder whether the biology of a heart attack may be different," she said. "The question is whether menopause enhances the severity of heart attacks."

The incidence of heart attack in such perimenopausal women is lower, Wexler said, "but when they do get it, the mortality rate is higher."

Still, Wexler said, "I think there are impediments to the diagnosis of coronary disease in women, including, but not exclusively, some lack of appreciation in some sectors of the importance of coronary disease in women."

'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Womenshealthchannel Enhancements Support Pregnant Teens
2. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
3. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
4. Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
5. Diabetes appears to increase risk of death for patients with acute coronary syndromes
6. Diet high in meat, fat and refined grains linked to risk for colon cancer recurrence, death
7. Longer ambulance journeys boost death risk for seriously ill patients
8. Stopping Statins After Stroke Doubles Death Risk
9. Oral Health a Matter of Life and Death for Seniors
10. Pop stars more than twice as likely to die an early death
11. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 27, 2014 Skirt Sports , ... its partnership with pioneer runner, Kathrine Switzer, most noted for ... The collaboration creates a line of women’s running clothes that ... message of Kathrine’s 261 Fearless Movement. , “It ... icon,” said Nicole DeBoom. “Kathrine is the original Skirt ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 New Jersey’s own Morgan Hoffmann ... County Club during The Barclays – and thanks to ... the tournament’s four rounds, stepped his way into raising ... Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBNSNJ) Walking Challenge. ... native playing before family and friends at the Paramus ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay ... Someone who has been mugged in a dark alley will ... with a fear of being attacked. But neuroscientists working ... how memories are linked with positive and negative emotions. And ... emotions attached to a memory. In essence, they made ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Ticket Down ... Chile tickets at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. ... Santa Clara, California just opened in July and will host ... Mexico takes on Chile. These are two of the best ... 2014 World Cup and will look to continue their successes ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... lipids are known to play a key role in ... like atherosclerosis. A new study at UCLA demonstrates that ... lung disease that narrows the small blood vessels in ... showed that a peptide mimicking part of the main ... may help reduce the production of oxidized lipids in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Skirt Sports Launches Clothing Line with Legendary Runner Kathrine Switzer 2Health News:Morgan Hoffmann, PGA TOUR Pro & Wyckoff Native, golfs and walks his way to top 10 finish at The Barclays while raising additional $7,500 for charity 2Health News:Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice 2Health News:Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice 3Health News:Mexico vs. Chile Tickets at Levi’s Stadium: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for Inaugural Soccer Match between Chile and Mexico in Santa Clara 2Health News:Mexico vs. Chile Tickets at Levi’s Stadium: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for Inaugural Soccer Match between Chile and Mexico in Santa Clara 3Health News:Protein in 'good cholesterol' may be a key to treating pulmonary hypertension 2
... Md., Jan. 7 Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE: ... its results of operations for the year ended December 31, ... a press release announcing the results for the year ended ... close of the market. The conference call is scheduled to ...
... identified mutations in a gene that predict a high ... (ALL). Although the researchers caution that further research is ... IKZF1 or IKAROS, lead to leukemia relapse, the findings ... tests to assess the risk of treatment failure. ...
... to Provide Support and Convenience CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. ... of a new on-line service for physicians and ... and products. The new Web site, www.skinmedica.com ... physicians while offering the convenience of on-line information ...
... Seabrook House, an internationally recognized inpatient treatment center, is ... programs in 2009. The following is just a few ... that recovery from addiction is possible and that treatment works. ... family who needs it and to educate the public at ...
... (NYSE: MED ), a leading portion-controlled weight-loss program, ... Baltimore SmartCEO magazine. Medifast is a 2007 and ... the 50 fastest growing companies in the Greater Baltimore area ... 16, 2008 that The Company expects revenues in excess of ...
... Colo., Jan. 7 Zuma,s Rescue Ranch received its ... years of being self funded, Zuma,s Rescue Ranch can ... had a very busy 2008, along with formally becoming ... Health Institute on getting Medicaid to cover Equine Assisted ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. Announces 2008 Year-End Earnings Release Conference Call 2Health News:Gene abnormality found to predict childhood leukemia relapse 2Health News:Gene abnormality found to predict childhood leukemia relapse 3Health News:Gene abnormality found to predict childhood leukemia relapse 4Health News:SkinMedica Launches On-Line Service for Physician Partners 2Health News:Seabrook House Embraces the New Year with New Programs 2Health News:Seabrook House Embraces the New Year with New Programs 3Health News:Medifast Named Baltimore SmartCEO Future 50 Company for Second Time 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... Mass. , Aug. 27, 2014 North American ... a prestigious R&D 100 Award for the new OSRAM ITOS ... and LED-based white light module for microscopy, endoscopy and surgical ... lamps with significantly higher efficacy and lamp life. ... as one of the most innovative new technologies of the ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... STATESVILLE, N.C. , Aug. 27, 2014 ... today its Board of Directors increased its quarterly cash ... from eleven cents per outstanding share, beginning with the ... record at the close of business on September 8, ... Founded in 1906, Kewaunee Scientific Corporation is ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014  Columbia Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... provider of pharmaceutical development, clinical trial manufacturing, and advanced ... announced that it will participate at the upcoming Rodman ... to be held in New York ... 11:15am on September 9, 2014 at the New York ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:OSRAM ITOS PHASER 3000 Laser and LED Light Module Recognized With Prestigious R&D 100 Award 2OSRAM ITOS PHASER 3000 Laser and LED Light Module Recognized With Prestigious R&D 100 Award 3
... Expandable, Multichannel Pipettor The Equalizer ... productivity with an industry breakthroughequal tip spacings ... a slide rod. This innovation allows the ... vessels with different configurations. Adjustable and ...
... Ergonomic Design for Unparalleled Comfort Pick ... Notice the balance. Notice the trigger and ejector ... Thats because our pipettors are ergonomically designed to ... hours of pipetting. Productivity In The Palm ...
... Design for Unparalleled Comfort Pick one of ... balance. Notice the trigger and ejector positionsright where ... our pipettors are ergonomically designed to help avoid ... pipetting. Productivity In The Palm Of Your ...
... Ergonomic Design for Unparalleled Comfort Pick ... Notice the balance. Notice the trigger and ejector ... Thats because our pipettors are ergonomically designed to ... hours of pipetting. Productivity In The Palm ...
Medicine Products: