-Kathy Johnson, PhD, CMC
Recent studies have found that women and men are at the same level
risk for death, during the 30 days that follow an acute coronary
syndrome, such as a heart attack or unstable angina. However, one does
need to take into account the severity and type of the heart attack,
clinical differences, and so on.
136,247 patients were surveyed, 38, 048 of them being women. Women
were 9.6% more prone to death in the 30 days, while men had a 5.3%
risk. However, overall there was no significant difference between men
and women’s risk of death during the 30 days post ACS.
The survey did help to find and understand the gender based
differences that occur after an ACS. This information will aid in
treating men and women, in the most helpful ways, post acute coronary