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Treatment for female heart attacks improved

Published måndag 7 mars 2011 kl 10.51

Sweden's National Health Service is getting better at treating women following heart attacks, according to a new report.

Over 15 thousand Swedish women suffer heart attacks annually, one third of them die, according to news agency, which makes heart failure the biggest killer among women in Sweden. Experts blame a lack of knowledge about the anatomical differences between men and women for the difference, and that the three most common forms of treatment are used less on women than men by emergency care staff, writes news agency TT.

That gap is shrinking though, according to the Swedish Heart and Lung Foundation, as more focus is put on treatment for women in the health service.

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