Heart attack and gender: Same disease, different outcomes

Despite a perception that cardiovascular disease is a men’s problem, it is the leading cause of death for women and it is important they are able to recognise the warning signs.

This article discussed a recent study by researchers at the University of Sydney which revealed treatment gaps at the hospital level, with women half as likely as men to receive appropriate diagnostic tests and treatment. They were also less likely to be referred for cardiac rehabilitation and prescribed preventive medications upon discharge.

Read the full article here.