Australian women less likely to receive optimum coronary care

Research shows men are more likely to have an intervention

Women hospitalised for acute MI or angina are significantly less likely to undergo diagnostic and revascularisation procedures than men with the same conditions, Australian researchers show.

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In a prospective cohort study, researchers have linked baseline questionnaire data from 9000 NSW patients in the Sax Institute’s 45 and UP study to hospitalisation and mortality data to quantify these differences.

Half of the participants were admitted to hospital with a primary diagnosis of acute MI (64% male), and the remainder had a primary or secondary

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