First heart attacks more deadly for women
Women are more likely than men to die within a year of having their first heart attack.
That sobering fact comes from a first-ever scientific statement issued by the American Heart Association on women and heart disease.
The report documents differences in symptoms and causes of heart attacks experienced by males and females that may contribute to women’s higher death rate. Twenty-six percent of women die within a year of having their first heart attack, compared to 19 percent of men.