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Stress linked to worse recovery in women after heart attack

Young and middle-aged women experience more stress than their male counterparts, which could contribute to worse recovery from (AMI), according to new findings by researchers and their colleagues.

[Stress Linked to Worse Recovery in Women after Heart Attack
Young and middle-aged women experience more stress than their male counterparts, which could contribute to worse recovery from acute myocardial infarction (AMI).
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Other authors on the study include Haikun Bao, , , M.D., Judith H. Lichtman, Gail D’Onofrio, M.D., Erica Spatz, M.D., , Mary Geda, Nancy P. Lorenze, Héctor Bueno, M.D., and John F. Beltrame.

The study was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. IMJOVEN (VIRGO in Spain) was supported by the Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias del Instituto Carlos III, Ministry of Science and Technology, and additional funds from the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares. VIRGO Australia was supported in part by the Hospital Research Foundation Program Grant for the Vascular Disease Therapeutic Research Group. Xu and Krumholz were supported by the Center for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research at Yale University. Bueno was supported in part by the Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria del Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain.

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