Myocardial infarction in men and women under 65 years of age: No evidence of gender bias

A. Bannerman, K. Hamilton, C. Isles*, H. Barrington, B. Donaldson, L. Lockhart, K. McMeeken, J. Mark, J. Norrie

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Abstract

We examined short and long term outcomes of MI in a consecutive series of 169 men and 50 women who were followed for an average of 3.5 years. Similar percentages of men and women were admitted to medical intensive care, received in-patient cardiac rehabilitation, quit smoking at one year, were still smoking, were taking a lipid lowering drug or had returned to work at one year, underwent coronary angiography at 3.5 years or had died by 3.5 years. The lack of gender difference in outcome may reflect an absence of gender bias in the management of men and women with MI in southwest Scotland.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-78
Number of pages6
JournalScottish Medical Journal
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2001

Keywords

  • Gender differences
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Short and long term outcomes

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