Heart Attacks Are More Likely To Be Fatal For Young Women Than Young Men

July 23, 2014 4:42 PM

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Women make up one-quarter of heart attack patients among people who are relatively young, but fare worse afterward than their male counterparts -- women have longer hospital stays on average, and they are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack, according to a new study.

The researchers also found that over the past decade, heart attack hospitalization rates for younger patients (under age 55) have not declined as quickly as they have for patients in older age groups.

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