Women have more difficulty recovering from heart attack

By WEEK Producer

June 3, 2014 Updated Jun 4, 2014 at 11:10 AM CDT

A new study suggests young women may have a more difficult recovery after a heart attack than young men.

Yale researchers followed 35,000 heart patients under the age of 55.

A year after their heart attack, women were more likely to have poor physical and mental functioning, more chest pain and a lower overall quality of life.

Experts say the differences may be due to a range of cultural and biological causes.

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