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Health Alert: Men vs Women after a heart attack

Updated: Wednesday, July 30 2014, 04:37 PM EDT
CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) -- A warning has been issued for younger women when it comes to what happens after a heart attack.

A report found that women fare worse after a heart attack than men.  This research came from the American Academy of Cardiology.

Researchers analyzed the medial records of nearly 231,000 people.  They found heart attack rates for people under age 55 were not going down.  They found that after a heart attack, men were likely to have high cholesterol but women were more likely to also have high blood pressure, diabetes and heart failure.  This led to longer hospital stays and higher death rates in women compared to men.

Women have different needs and different treatment requirements. 

CLICK HERE for a link to the American Heart Association.

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