In the first year after a heart attack, Women have higher mortality rates than men -- MEDICA Trade Fair

In the first year after a heart attack, Women have higher mortality rates than men

11/01/2017

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"If we look at the full five-year investigation period after the heart attack, there are no unusually large gender-specific differences," says Romy Ubrich. "But we were surprised by the data for the first 365 days after the event: During that time, women were 1.5 times as likely to die as men."