Men And Women Suffer Heart Attacks Equally – Part 3 of 3
These patients, including about 8800 women and 9300 men, were then matched with more than 11000 like patients.
Based on scan findings and standard risk factors for nature attack and death, the researchers calculated that men and women with mild heart disease had the same risk for death or heart attack. In addition, men and women who didn’t have any heart virus had the same odds for good outcomes. Over more than two years of follow-up, only about 250 of the 18000 patients had a heart attack or cardiac-related death, the researchers said. Because the new study was presented at a medical meeting, the figures and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal Dec 2013.