Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Women with AMI have higher CV death compared with men and may benefit from better adherence to guidelines

Sex Differences in Treatments, Relative Survival, and Excess Mortality Following Acute Myocardial Infarction: National Cohort Study Using the SWEDEHEART Registry

Literature - Alabas OA, Gale CP, Hall M, et al. - J Am Heart Assoc 2017;6:e007123

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Women with AMI in Sweden had a higher excess mortality compared with men, which was reduced after adjustment for the use of guideline-indicated treatments. This finding suggests that improved adherence to guideline recommendations for the treatment of AMI may reduce premature CV death among women.

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