Seniors are having fewer heart attacks, data show

07/22/2014 | HealthDay News

A Yale University study showed stable hospitalization rates for heart attacks among young and middle-aged adults from 2001 to 2010, while heart attack rates for Medicare-age adults dropped by more than 20%. The study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found women ages 30 to 54 who were hospitalized for a heart attack had a higher risk of poorer outcomes than men, and lead author Dr. Aakriti Gupta suggested primary prevention resources should be redirected toward young women.

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