Navigation Links
Younger men receive faster care for heart attacks, angina compared with women of same age
Date:3/17/2014

A new study indicates that in younger adults experiencing heart attacks and angina, men are more likely to receive faster care compared with women. The study, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) also found that gender-related factors affected access to care for both men and women.

To understand why sex differences in mortality exist in younger men and women with acute coronary syndrome, researchers included 1123 patients aged 18 to 55 years recruited from 24 centres across Canada, 1 in the United States and 1 in Switzerland. Of the participants, 362 (32%) were women and 761 (68%) were men. The median age for women was 50 and for men 49 years.

Within 24 hours after admission to hospital, patients completed a survey that asked about gender-related issues such as "traditional" masculine and feminine traits of personality, responsibility for housework, education level and health status before the event.

Women came from lower income brackets, were more likely to have diabetes, high blood pressure and a family history of heart disease, and had substantially higher levels of anxiety and depression than men.

Men received faster access to electrocardiograms (ECGs) and fibrinolysis than women, with door-to-ECG and door-to-needle times of 15 and 21 minutes and 28 and 36 minutes, respectively.

"Anxiety was associated with failure to meet the 10-minute benchmark for ECG in women but not in men," writes Dr. Louise Pilote, clinician-researcher, Division of Clinical Epidemiology at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), Montral, and professor of medicine at McGill University with coauthors. "Patients with anxiety who present to the emergency department with noncardiac chest pain tend to be women, and the prevalence of acute coronary syndrome is lower among young women than among young men. These findings suggest that triage personnel might initially dismiss a cardiac event among young women with anxiety, which would result in a longer door-to-ECG interval."

Patients visiting the emergency department with atypical symptoms or multiple risk factors also had longer treatment delays.

The researchers found, interestingly, that both men and women with feminine character traits were less likely to receive timely care than patients with masculine traits.

"A novel finding of our study was the identification of gender-related determinants of access to care," write the authors. "Men and women who reported higher levels of feminine personality traits, as well as those who reported being the person at home mainly responsible for housework, were less likely to undergo invasive procedures."

The authors conclude that more specific management may be required for patients presenting to the emergency department with no chest pain, several risk factors or a feminine gender identity and role.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kim Barnhardt
kim.barnhardt@cmaj.ca
613-520-7116
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds mammography beneficial for younger women
2. PSA screening to detect prostate cancer can be beneficial to younger and at-risk men
3. Female and younger athletes take longer to overcome concussions
4. ASCO: Younger colon cancer patients have worse prognosis at diagnosis, yet better survival
5. Miriam researchers urge physicians to ask younger men about erectile dysfunction symptoms
6. Younger Kids Likelier to Gain Weight After Tonsillectomy
7. Older and younger chronic leukemia patients may need different therapy
8. UC Davis study links low wages with hypertension, especially for women and younger workers
9. Younger Women Start to Follow Pap Test Guidelines: CDC
10. Active Video Games May Boost Fitness in Younger Students
11. Many Younger Parents Weigh Online Doctor Reviews: Poll
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/23/2016)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2016 ... ... to connecting doctors and patients to provide information about cosmetic procedures, began updating ... now started to rewrite each of their published articles in order to feature ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... , ... May 23, 2016 ... ... security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that nominations will be ... Security Executive® (ISE®) Northeast Awards. , Awards include the Information Security Executive® ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... ... May 23, 2016 , ... ... residents of Westchester County for over 24 years, recently hosted its sixth annual ... joined HOW for two remembrance ceremonies, each concluding with the release of Monarch ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... ... May 23, 2016 , ... Overweight and obesity in children can ... the budget, but most of all, it can be hard on the child carrying ... diet food—isn’t making a dint in childhood obesity statistics or making it easier for ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... ... May 23, 2016 , ... A team of cardiovascular surgeons ... the first in the region to use a groundbreaking new technology to provide ... Program partnered with AHN to introduce the technology to the Pittsburgh market. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/19/2016)... 19, 2016  Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT) (NASDAQ: ... for the treatment of grievous blood-based disorders with significant ... be presented in a poster session at the European ... Copenhagen . The presentations will include additional ... sickle cell disease (SCD), including 90-day data from a ...
(Date:5/19/2016)... , May 19, 2016  IBM,s (NYSE:   IBM )  ... study to identify drug candidates to cure Zika, a ... declared a global public health emergency. IBM ... with a computer or Android device to join the ... or money to help; they simply  run an app ...
(Date:5/18/2016)... 19, 2016 Global ... Report initially provides a basic overview of ... manufacturing technology, post which the report explores ... the market. Complete report on ... providing 8 company profiles and 98 tables ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: