Women at Higher Risk of Developing Heart Failure or Dying Following First Heart Attack

New Research published in Circulation suggests that women are at greater risk than men of dying or developing heart failure in the five years following their first severe heart attack. The study also found that at the time of their heart attacks women were typically older and more likely to have complicated medical histories. For this study, researchers analyzed data from 2002-2016 for more than 45,000 patients (30.8 % women) hospitalized in Alberta for a first heart attack, and followed them for an average of 6.2 years.

This study was authored by Drs. Justin Ezekowitz, Anamaria Savu, Robert Welsh, Finlay McAlister, Shaun Goodman, and Padma Kaul from the CVC.

More information about this study can be found below:
Press Release (American Heart Association)
Women face higher risk of death or heart failure following a heart attack (Folio)