This is just one of several recent findings — with more included below — that shed light on sex-related differences in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
Younger women are at greater risk of death
Women have fewer heart attacks than men, but they tend to fare worse during them. To find out why, researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, examined hospital data on nearly 7 million heart attack patients. In a study published in January in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, they showed that women who are hospitalized with a heart attack are less likely than men to