Karin Humphries Featured in AHA Report: Young Women Less Likely to be Prescribed or Take Post-Heart Attack Meds
ICVHealth’s Scientific Director Dr. Karin Humphries and co-authors Kate Smolina, Laura Ball and Steven G. Morgan were featured in a recent American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report.
The study found that only 65 percent of women under the age of 55 initiated their treatment on all appropriate drugs after a heart attack, compared to 75 percent of men in the same age group. In the article, Dr. Humphries explains that “[t]he gender gap in treatment initiation among younger women is an important finding because younger women have much worse outcomes after suffering a heart attack than do men of the same age.”
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