Women are the first to drop out of the game.
All this makes you wonder, especially when you consider that when it comes to fighting the disease, the bill is in favor of men, not women.
“In women, symptoms of heart disease are rarely manifested before menopause, although, in all likelihood, the disease appears earlier, Dr. Harz notes. For this reason, public attention turned to men, whom she finds in her prime. ”
Therefore, the bar is raised much higher. One study cites the following figures: Of 5,839 people hospitalized for heart attacks, 23 percent of women died during their first admission to hospital, compared with only 16 percent of men. The American Heart Association reports that women are twice as likely as men to die from heart attacks in the first few weeks of the onset of the disease.
Moreover, in women operated on bypassing the coronary arteries, mortality is at least two times higher than in men who have undergone the same operation. Dr. Harz believes that one of the causes of higher mortality in women can be size: women are harder to operate because they are smaller and their coronary arteries are also smaller. In addition, operated women are usually older and more often suffer from other diseases in comparison with men.