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Review: Sex Disparities Found in Heart Treatment


by Shaw LJ

More efforts must be made to provide reasonable CV health care in women, including minority populations, according to a review by the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Disease in Women Committee published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

“Struggles to achieve high-quality and equitable CV health care persist today for many women, and evidence abounds that the quality of care received by women of diverse race and ethnicity is pervasively suboptimal, affecting as many as 60 million adult U.S. women,” Leslie J. Shaw, PhD, FACC, FASNC, FAHA, professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at Emory University, co-director of Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute and a member of the Cardiology Today Editorial Board, and colleagues wrote.

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