Study finds racial, age and gender gap in heart attack survival

11/19/2013 | HealthDay News

An analysis of data from around 207,000 hospitalized heart patients in the U.S. showed that younger Hispanic, black and white women had a higher risk of dying in a hospital following a heart attack than white men. Researchers found that female heart attack patients were less likely to receive coronary artery bypass surgery, balloon angioplasty or stent placement than white men. The findings were reported at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association.

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