A new study by researchers at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson School Medical found that women aged between 35 and 54 were more likely to die in the hospital after the men of the same age. This conclusion from a sample of over 423 000 patients may be considered surprising, given that women, on average, to develop their first acute myocardial infarction – or heart attack – about 10 years after the men, and are generally less likely to developing myocardial infarction than men. The study was published in the July 2010 issue of American Journal of Cardiology.‘During the 15 years of study, fewer young women were hospitalized for myocardial infarction than men, however, a greater %age of them are dead, ‘said Costis.
The participants were examined several times by a psychiatrist and structural brain scans to see if there were no changes in brain structure in people who later became well, said Dr McIntosh. At the end of the study, we found that there was an accelerated reduction of the volume of specific brain structures in people at high risk, and further reductions in the volume of the frontal lobes in people who later developed schizophrenia.
However the study also indicated that gender differences in the treatment appear to play a role in the hospital death of young women than young men, and that these differences decreased with increases in each age group. Young women are less likely to undergo invasive cardiovascular procedures, including cardiac catheterization, percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary bypass surgery than boys.