Are the consequences of a heart attack on women worse?

Question: Are the consequences of a heart attack worse in women than in men? Marta (Móstoles).

Answer: In part, because women who have a heart attack are usually older than men (about 6 to 10 years old) and this may lead to more associated diseases or some treatments being restricted. Also because they usually go to the hospital later, with more hours of evolution of the infarction, and thus they cannot benefit from treatments that must be applied to have effect in the first hours.

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