Myocardial infarction and gender

A total of 6,720,639 weighted hospitalizations for MI (79.8% NSTEMI, and 20.2% STEMI) were included in a study: The incidence rate of hospitalizations for MI was lower in women than men across all age groups. 



Women were less likely than men to undergo coronary angiography, revascularization, or to use circulatory-support devices. 



These differences were consistent across all age groups.



Compared with men, women have lower incidence of MI and less likelihood of undergoing invasive treatment regardless of iiage.



The negative impact of female sex on most outcomes was most pronounced in young and middle-aged women.


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