Dr. Karin Humphries

Male heart attack patients receive faster care than women: study

If you’re rushed to hospital with a heart attack, your odds of getting treated quickly may depend on your sex: a new Canadian study suggests that men receive faster care than women when it comes to heart attacks.

Men seem to get access to procedures like receiving an electrocardiogram or getting medicine to unblock clogged arteries within the recommended time frame after arriving at the emergency room while women wait longer, a Quebec study warns. Women were also less likely to receive these invasive treatments overall.

Carmen Chai from Global BC reports

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