Women are more likely to survive heart attacks if treated by female doctors, study says

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. But symptoms of the disease – and of heart attacks – can differ between men and women. Women are more likely than men to experience a “silent” heart attack – one with no overt symptoms -- at most, maybe indigestion, nausea, back or neck pain. Research has shown that women are less likely to survive heart attacks than men. According to a new study, that could be because of the gender of the doctors who treat them.