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Women at greater risk after heart attacks: study

Scientists at the University of Leeds and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden used data from Sweden's extensive online cardiac registry, SWEDEHEART, to analyse the outcomes of 180,368 patients who suffered a  over a 10 year period to December 2013.

After accounting for the expected number of deaths seen in the average population, the researchers found that women had an  up to three times higher than men's in the year after having a heart attack

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