Study explores gender disparities in coronary care

03/19/2014 | Medscape (free registration) · NEJM Journal Watch

Younger women were less likely than younger men to receive timely emergency department treatment for acute coronary syndrome, including electrocardiograms and reperfusion therapy with fibrinolysis, McGill University researchers wrote in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study showed men and women who were anxious, had multiple cardiovascular disease risk factors, did not have chest pain, had responsibility for housework or had "feminine personality traits" also were less likely to get appropriate and timely treatment.

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