Research shows women are also twice as likely as men to die within six months of serious heart attack

Women who suffer a serious heart attack are half as likely to receive proper treatment in an Australian hospital than men, and twice as likely to die six months after they’re discharged, new research says.

The study conducted by cardiac specialists and researchers from across Australia examined the treatment received by men and women who suffer ST-elevation myocardial infarction (Stemi), a particularly lethal type of heart attack that involves a sudden and complete blockage of blood to the heart.

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