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More women than men die in hospital from severe heart attack
Dr KK Aggarwal | 30 Jul 2013

Men and women have about the same adjusted in-hospital death rate for heart attack. But, but women are more likely to die if hospitalized for a more severe type of heart attack, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal

Men and women have about the same adjusted in-hospital death rate for heart attack. But, but women are more likely to die ifhospitalized for a more severe type of heart attack,said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal President Heart Care Foundation of India & MTNL Perfect Health Mela and National Vice President Elect IMA.

 According to a report in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association:

 ·         Women are twice as likely as men to die if hospitalized for a typeof heart attack known as ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

·         Women are also less likely to receive appropriate and timelytreatment for heart attack.

·         Women with STEMI have a 12 percent higher relative risk forin-hospital death compared to men.

·         Compared to men, women are 14 percent less likely to receive early aspirin;10 percent less likely to receive beta blockers; 25 percent less likely to receive reperfusion therapy (to restore blood flow); 22 percent less likely to receive reperfusion therapy within 30 minutes of hospital arrival; and 13 percent less likely to receive angioplasty within 90 minutes of hospital arrival.

  • Women admitted with a STEMI are about twice as likely to die inthe first 24 hours of hospitalization as men.

 

About HCFI:The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on” Hands only CPR” of 54811  people since 1st November 2012.

The CPR 10 Mantra is – “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10x10 i.e. 100 per minute.”

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