More Women Are Dying From Heart Attacks But For Very Wrong Reasons

So why this underwhelming level of care? The study put it down to the fact that heart disease is primarily seen as a male health condition. Professor Chris Gale, who led the study from University of Leeds, said of the gender gap, “Typically when we think of a heart attack patient, we see a middle-aged man who is overweight, has diabetes and smokes.”

It was noted that when women did receive the recommended treatment for their condition the gap for mortality closed quite considerably. From this, it’s important to see that such long-term lead studies are so important and need to be undertaken in order for the health and medical community to be able to make better conclusions about gaps in the system.Concerns for women in the UK are even higher amongst researchers: there are roughly 124,000 men and 70,000 women who are hospitalised for heart attacks in the UK per year and the study indicated that the medical attention for women in the UK is even worse.
Professor Jeremy Pearson of the British Heart Foundation said of the study: “The findings from this research are concerning. We urgently need to raise awareness of this issue as it’s something that can be easily changed. By simply ensuring more women receive the recommended treatments, we’ll be able to help more families avoid the heartbreak of losing a loved one to heart disease.”