New Heart Protocol Reduces Gender Disparities

A four-step protocol for the most severe type of heart attack, if followed, not only can improve outcomes and reduce mortality rates, but also put an end to gender disparities in health care.

Cardiovascular disease is the foremost cause of death in women. STEMI (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction), in which one of the heart’s major arteries that supplies oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the heart muscle gets blocked resulting in death, is a very serious type of heart attack which impacts about one million women each year.

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