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Heart Health

20 September 2011

Heart failure hits the poor extra hard

Poor women are more likely to end up in the hospital with heart failure, even when taking other measures of health and well-being into consideration.

Poor women are more likely to end up in the hospital with heart failure, even when taking other measures of health and well-being into consideration. That's according to a new study that also showed women who didn't finish high school were at higher risk than those who received more education.

Every six months for the next eight years, a team led by Dr Rashmee Shah from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles checked women's medical records to determine which of them were hospitalised for heart failure – when the heart becomes far less efficient.

 

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