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Study: Women more likely to survive heart attacks when treated by female doctors

August 06, 2018 07:14 PM

A new study finds women are more likely to survive a heart attack if they're treated by a female physician.

The analysis from Harvard is based on more than a half-million heart attack patients.

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Death rates for female patients with male doctors were higher than those with female doctors.

Heart disease can impact men and women differently. Experts suspect female doctors may have a better understanding of how women react during a heart attack.

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