Women more likely to survive heart attacks if treated by another woman: Study

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Women are more likely to survive heart attacks if treated by women physicians in the emergency room, a new study that reviewed about half a million patients over more than 20 years found.

The study confirms what years of research on “gender concordance” have shown — that matching the gender of the doctor and patient can lead to better health outcomes.

This review of records also confirms growing research that shows how heart attacks can be different for women — and the way doctors assess and treat them can differ, too. Finding these differences are important because a large …read more