Surviving heart attack in middle age carries heavier burden for women

06/2/2014 | HealthDay News

Middle-aged women had lower scores in physical functioning, mental functioning and quality of life a year after suffering a heart attack than their male counterparts, a study showed. Prior to an initial heart attack, women were more likely than men to be obese, be diagnosed with depression and have diabetes, a history of stroke or a chronic lung condition. The findings were presented at an American Heart Association meeting.

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