Image: Pixabay Heart attacks kill more women than men

Women are more likely to die in the months after a heart attack than men because they face greater pressure to return to normal life, a study found.

The study of 4,100 patients by the Technical University of Munich found women were 50 percent more likely to die in the subsequent year.

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Victims are advised by the NHS and others to rest after a heart attack, but co-author Professor George Schmidt, a cardiologist at the university, said: ‘In everyday life, women often face different expectations after a heart attack than men.

‘They are expected to start “functioning” again sooner, which means that they are subject to bigger stresses.’

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An estimated 275,000 women alive today in Britain have survived a heart attack, compared to 640,000 men.

Daily Mail