Women have twice as many chances to develop fatal heart complications than men, scientists warn.
Researchers at Emory University found that women who survived a heart attack were most likely to suffer from ischemia of myocardial infarction caused by stress.
The study found that mental stress can cause more muscle ischaemia, which is due to reduced blood flow through the heart arteries.
A new study published in the American Heart Association provides clear evidence that women as never before require intensive care after a heart attack, and that mental stress affects the work of the heart in women much more.
Within the study led by Dr. Viola Vakarino, data were collected from 150 women and 156 men under the age of 61 who were hospitalized for heart attacks and 112 men and women who did not have coronary problems.
The scientists measured how the blood vessels were functioning during the rest and 30 minutes after mental stress caused by public speaking, when subjects were asked to imagine and tell a very stressful life situation.
According to this, the researchers found that young women who survived a metastatic attack had twice as much risk of surviving myocardial ischemia caused by mental stress.