Women call an ambulance for husbands, fathers and brothers with heart attack symptoms but not for themselves. “It’s time for women take care of themselves too” is the main message of two studies from the Polish Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes (PL-ACS) presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 20191,2 a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress.
The findings come ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March. This year’s campaign theme — #BalanceforBetter — is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. Ischaemic heart disease is the leading cause of death in women and men3 yet today’s research shows disparities in management.
Professor Mariusz G?sior, principal investigator of the registry, said: “Very often women run the house, send children to school, and prepare for family celebrations. We hear over and over again that these responsibilities delay women from calling an ambulance if they experience symptoms of a heart attack.”…
An obvious question which is strangely not addressed is whether daughters and sisters are also neglected by the woman of the house.
Women are being urged to call an ambulance immediately if they have heart attack symptoms, following research showing they wait longer than men to get help. The study is published today in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care, a publication of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)….