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Do women suffer worse heart disease outcomes than men?  Know what study says

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Women had worse results when detected and treated for cardiac disorders, the world’s leading killer, according to 15 research from 50 nations, including India. The peer-reviewed publication “Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology” found that women with heart difficulties may endure more than chest discomfort.

Common symptoms include vomiting, jaw discomfort, and stomach pain. If doctors or patients overlook these signs, diagnosis and therapy are delayed.

Associate Professor Mahdi O. Garelnabi of the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine said, “We found stunning differences between men and women in the diagnosing, treatment, and symptoms of cardiovascular disease. Women tend to go to the hospital later than men after the onset of symptoms and physicians are not admitting women at the same rates as men.”

The research also found rising heart attack rates in younger women. Recently, heart attacks among women aged 35 to 54 jumped from 21% to 31%, while men’s incidence grew merely from 30% to 33%.

In another research of approximately 15,000 coronary artery disease patients, younger women had a six-fold higher chance of dying within 30 days.

“It’s alarming that heart attack rates are rising in younger women,” said Garelnabi. “Premature menopause, endometriosis, and hypertension disorders during pregnancy are unique to women.”

A blood test, a high-sensitivity troponin assay biomarker, used by clinicians to diagnose cardiac damage indicated another gender difference.

Doctors may misinterpret biomarker data for women since they may not be high.

Garelnabi noted, “There’s nothing wrong with the biomarker. But there’s something wrong with the gender-specific biomarker interpretation guidelines. A woman’s hormones may affect test findings.”

The investigation found that doctor and patient gender affect cardiac outcomes.

The death rate of women treated by women doctors in Florida hospitals was lowered from 11.9% to 5.4% relative to the overall study group.

Garelnabi added, “The results demonstrate that gender variations in symptoms, hospital admittance, diagnosis, and treatments have led to poorer cardiovascular disease outcomes for women than men.”


Women had poorer cardiac results, the world’s leading killer, according to a 50-country research, including India. The investigation showed that women may have more than chest, vomiting, jaw, and stomach pain, delaying diagnosis and treatment. Women are admitted to the hospital later than males following symptom start, and doctors admit them less often. Younger women are experiencing more heart attacks and are six times as likely to die within 30 days. The study identified disparities in clinicians’ usage of a high-sensitivity troponin test biomarker to diagnose cardiac injury. The study reveals that hormones may affect test findings and lower the biomarker in women. Doctor gender also affects cardiac outcomes, with research demonstrating that women doctors lowered cardiac mortality rates from 11.9% to 5.4%.

Taushif Patel
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Taushif Patel is a Author and Entrepreneur with 20 years of media industry experience. He is the co-founder of Target Media and publisher of INSPIRING LEADERS Magazine, Director of Times Applaud Pvt. Ltd.

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