Women are significantly more likely to survive a heart attack if their emergency physician is a woman, new research reveals. The finding comes from a study of two decades of data on almost 582,000 heart attack patients admitted to hospitals across the state of Florida between 1991 and 2010. And the research showed that the gender gap for patients treated by female physicians was only about 0.2 percent: 11.8 percent of men died, versus about 12 percent of women. But treatment by male physicians tripled the gap to 0.7 percent: 12.6 percent of men died compared to 13.3 percent of women. "There's been a lot of prior work suggesting that women are more likely to pass during [a heart attack] for a variety of reasons," noted Brad Greenwood, the study's lead author. Why that is is not exactly clear, he added. Prior research suggests that patients generally communicate better with caregivers of the same gender. That could mean that "female patients are more comfortable advocating for themselves … [Read more...] about Women more likely to survive a heart attack with female doctors
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Story highlights A study suggests that being seen by a physician of the same gender boosts survival Due to the study's limitations, "I'm not sure what we can glean from it," one expert says (CNN)Doctors have long known that heart attack symptoms can be more difficult to recognize in women than in men. There has also been research suggesting that patients treated by female physicians may be less likely to die than those cared for by male physicians. Now, a study brings those two ideas together, suggesting that female heart attack patients are more likely to survive when tended to by female emergency department physicians compared with male emergency department physicians. The study also suggests that male physicians who have treated more women or have more female colleagues are more successful in treating women. Yet the study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, remains exploratory and raises more questions than answers as to what explains … [Read more...] about Do women heart attack patients fare better with female doctors?
Health cardiovascular disease Heart Disease Women are less likely to die of a heart attack in the care of a woman doctor, according to a study into hundreds of thousands of cases. The research revealed female patients are around 0.7 percent more likely to die if they are treated by a male doctor than a female. “This number seems small,” said study co-author Seth Carnahan at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. “But if the survival rate among the female heart attack patients treated by male doctor was the same as the survival rate among female heart attack patients treated by female doctors, about 1,500 fewer of the female heart attack patients in our sample would have passed away,” he told Newsweek. Women survive heart attacks better with women doctors according to a study. Getty Images Recommended Slideshows 51 50 Healthy Foods That Are Secretly Unhealthy 51 50 Facts About the Human Body You Probably Didn't … [Read more...] about Women More Likely to Survive Heart Attacks If They Are Treated by Women Doctors: Study
Doctors may be more likely to dismiss heart attack symptoms as not heart-related in women younger than age 55, according to a study published online Feb. 20, 2018, by Circulation. This may be the case because women often report other symptoms in addition to chest pain, said the study’s authors.The researchers interviewed more than 2,000 women and 976 men ages 18 to 55 who were hospitalized for a heart attack — what doctors call acute myocardial infarction (AMI) — at 100 hospitals that are participating in a study. They found that both men and women reported chest pain and pressure, but women were more likely to have other symptoms as well, such as pain in the jaw, neck, and arms; indigestion; or shortness of breath. In addition, women were more likely than men to tell their doctors that they thought the symptoms might be stress-related.Researchers found that 53% of women said that their provider didn’t think their symptoms were heart-related, compared with 35% … [Read more...] about Clinicians sometimes misread heart attack symptoms in women
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