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Delaying help for a heart attack could be especially deadly for women

Updated: January 01, 2013

Women may not be keeping pace with men when it comes to getting treated for heart attack symptoms, and this delay could be life-threatening, French researchers reported in October at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress in Turkey.

The study's authors looked at cases of a type of heart attack called STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) in 5,000 people over a six-year period. Nearly 1,200 of them were women.

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