Women less likely to survive a heart attack than men

31 July 2012

BC women under the age of 55 are more likely to die following a heart attack than men, according to research by Dr. Karin Humphries (2008 Senior Scholar, 2002 Scholar). Humphries says heart disease in women is often misdiagnosed, and women are less likely to be prescribed heart medications when presenting with symptoms. Her research aims to identify the psychosocial and physical factors that are driving increasing rates of heart disease among young women.