Heart Attacks Rising Among Younger Women – WebMD

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Younger U.S. women are suffering heart attacks at a higher rate now than 20 years ago — even while the picture has improved for younger men. Those are the key findings from a new study of four U.S. communities, in which researchers report the heart attack rate among women younger than 55 has steadily inched upward since 1995. In contrast, the rate dipped among men in that age group. By 2014, those younger women accounted for 31 percent of hospitalizations for heart attack — up from 21 percent ...

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