Women's Health
Resources
Basic InformationLatest News
For Some Women, Postpartum Depression Lingers for YearsAHA News: Heart Attacks Linked to Pregnancy on the Rise, Most Often in Women 30 and OlderHeart Conditions Could Raise Risk of Torn Aorta During PregnancyCOVID-19 More Common in Pregnant Hispanics Than Other Moms-to-Be: StudyNurses Can Make the Difference for New Moms' BreastfeedingOne Big Reason Women May Be Less Prone to COVID-19Most U.S. Women Under 50 Use Contraception: ReportFDA Warns of Dangers of Common Painkillers During PregnancyWomen at Higher Risk When Heart Attack Strikes the YoungCancer Takes Heavy Toll on Women's Work and Finances: StudyFor Many Pregnant Women, COVID-19 Has Prolonged EffectWomen's Reproductive Health Tied to Later Heart DiseaseSome Breast Surgery Won't Harm Ability to BreastfeedRadiation Plus Surgery May Be Best Against an Early Form of Breast CancerTough Menopause May Signal Future Heart WoesAHA News: Despite Same Symptoms, Men and Women Don't Always Get Same Mini-Stroke DiagnosisMore U.S. Women Using Marijuana to Help Ease Menopause: StudyWomen Get Worse Care for Heart AttackBreast Cancer Treatment Comes Later, Lasts Longer for Black WomenFewer U.S. Women Aware of Their Heart RisksIs an Early Form of Breast Cancer More Dangerous Than Thought?1 Woman in 5 With Migraine Avoiding Pregnancy: StudyAHA News: Young Women May Face Greater Stroke Risk Than Young MenExperts Offer Guidance on a Common But Underreported Menopause SyndromeCould Antibiotics Make Breast Milk Less Healthy for Babies?AHA News: Researchers Explore How COVID-19 Affects Heart Health in Black WomenThere's No Safe Amount of Caffeine in Pregnancy: ReportAHA News: Preeclampsia May Double a Woman's Chances for Later Heart FailureIn-Person Pregnancy Checks Won't Raise COVID RiskCan Women With Early Breast Cancer Skip Post-Op Radiation?Women Smokers Less Likely to Get Cancer ScreeningsMoms' Obesity May Affect Fetal Brain DevelopmentGynecological Exam, Heart Screening Should Go Hand-in-HandU.S. Women More Likely to Skip Meds Than Men, Study FindsEarly Periods Tied to Worse Menopause SymptomsFew U.S. Women Know About Cancer That Develops Near Breast Implants: StudyAmerican Cancer Society Recommends HPV Test for Cervical Cancer ScreeningGynecological Cancers Not a Risk for Severe COVID-19: StudyIf Mom-to-Be Lives Near Airport, Odds for Preemie Birth RiseWhat's the Best 'Uterine-Sparing' Treatment for Fibroids?Repeat Bone Density Tests Might Not Be Needed, Study FindsSmoking Raises Aneurysm Risk for WomenGene Could Explain Why Some Women Don't Need Pain Relief in ChildbirthHRT Might Help Older Women Ward Off Recurrent UTIsSmog Harms Women's Brains, But One Food May Help Buffer the DamageExercise Might Make Breast Milk's Goodness Even BetterPreterm Birth Ups Mom's Long-Term Heart Disease Risk: StudyAffection, at Least for Women, May Be Rooted in GenesHormones May Explain Greater Prevalence of Alzheimer's in WomenCoronavirus Delivering a Big Economic Blow to Women
LinksSelf-Help Groups
Related Topics

Wellness and Personal Development
Mental Disorders

Women at Higher Risk When Heart Attack Strikes the Young

HealthDay News
by -- Robert Preidt
Updated: Oct 15th 2020

new article illustration

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who suffer a heart attack are more likely than men to die in the decade after surgery, a new study finds.

It included more than 400 women and nearly 1,700 men, average age 45, who had a first heart attack between 2000 and 2016.

During an average follow-up of more than 11 years, there were no statistically significant differences between men and women for deaths while in the hospital, or for heart-related deaths.

However, women had a 1.6-fold increased risk of dying from other causes during the follow-up, according to the study published Oct. 14 in the European Heart Journal.

"Cardiovascular deaths occurred in 73 men and 21 women, 4.4% versus 5.3% respectively, over a median follow-up time of 11.2 years," said study leader Dr. Ron Blankstein, a preventive cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

"However, when excluding deaths that occurred in the hospital, there were 157 deaths in men and 54 deaths in women from all causes during the follow-up period: 9.5% versus 13.5% respectively, which is a significant difference, and a greater proportion of women died from causes other than cardiovascular problems, 8.4% versus 5.4% respectively," Blankstein said in a journal news release.

The study also found that women were less likely than men to undergo invasive procedures after admission to the hospital with a heart attack, or to be treated with certain medications when they were discharged, such as aspirin, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors and statins.

"It's important to note that overall most heart attacks in people under the age of 50 occur in men. Only 19% of the people in this study were women. However, women who experience a heart attack at a young age often present with similar symptoms as men, are more likely to have diabetes, have lower socioeconomic status and ultimately are more likely to die in the longer term," Blankstein noted.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more on heart attacks.




328 W. Claiborne St.
P.O. Box 964
Monroeville,
Alabama 36460
Tel: (251)575-4203
Fax:(251)575-9459


powered by centersite dot net