This is incredibly sad!
Last night, former President George H.W. Bush was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath.
According to spokesman Jim McGrath, George W. Bush's father:
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Are you having a heart attack? You better hope you have a penis to go along with it!
For real! A new study shows that men get treated faster than women when they arrive at the hospital showing signs of heart problems!
What the hellz?!?
29% of women received an electrocardiogram in less than 10 minutes, compared to 40% of men! And when it came to getting clot-busting drugs, 32% of women received the life-saving meds while 60% of men did!
So was this just flat out medical misogyny?!
It actually has to do with the lack of understanding we STILL HAVE in women’s heart disease, and the difference in symptoms between female and male patients!
For example, women often times do not experience chest pain while having a heart attack, which leads to doctors looking elsewhere for what is causing the problem! Ahh!
The solution: doctors need to be more mindful of WHAT it looks like when a lady is having a heart attack, as well as women telling their nurse or doctor that they think the problem is heart related ASAP!
Because when you’re having a heart attack, time is a precious thing!
Here’s hoping hospitals work on getting women the treatment they need faster!
We need more research, stat!!