The #1 killer in the US and the world is cardiovascular disease. Women are under-studied, under-diagnosed, and under-treated, according to the first scientific statement from the American Heart Association on heart attacks (MIs) in women. They have published a worthwhile “Ten Things To Know” list.*
Even though the medical care guidelines are in place for early recognition (diagnosis) and treatment, women suffer worse than their better researched counterparts, men. Many may have a high index of suspicion as to why – whether because most medical doctors are males or because the symptoms and words a woman may use are different than a man’s presentation. Sadly, regardless of the reason, all this leads to an increased likelihood that a woman will die within the first year after her heart attack. This research was published in Circulation, the first issue of 2016.