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Gender Disparities Seen in EMS Chest Pain Care

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with chest pain are less likely than their male counterparts to receive aspirin and other recommended therapies by emergency medical service (EMS) personnel, according to study findings presented Friday at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine's annual conference in New Orleans.

"Women with heart attacks have higher death rates than men, so these findings are very concerning, and it's important for us to try to figure out why this is happening," lead researcher Dr. Zachary Mesiel noted in a prepared statement.

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