Male PCPs Less Likely to Assess CVD Risk in Female Patients

Share this content:
Male PCPs Less Likely to Assess CVD Risk in Female Patients
Male PCPs Less Likely to Assess CVD Risk in Female Patients

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many male primary care physicians regard cardiovascular disease as a man's issue and don't assess risk in female patients, according to research published online June 21 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Raphaëlle Delpech, M.D., a general practitioner at Paris-Sud University, and colleagues reviewed data for 2,262 patients seen by 52 primary care physicians.

Information on cardiovascular disease risk factors such as smoking, blood glucose, and cholesterol were recorded less often in the medical files of female patients than males. The patients who were least well assessed for cardiovascular risk were women seen by male primary care physicians.

"Even before the onset of cardiovascular disease, women patients receive less satisfactory preventative management than men do, and these differences are even more marked when the physician is a man," the authors write. "More attention to the influence of gender stereotypes is needed in medical training in order to combat the inequalities that they cause."

Full Text

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

Trending Activities

All Professions



Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


More in Home

FDA Approves First Drug for Rare Form of Rickets

FDA Approves First Drug for Rare Form of ...

Crysvita approved for adults and children ages 1 year and older with x-linked hypophosphatemia

High FGF-23 Linked to Recurrent Cardiac Events After ACS

High FGF-23 Linked to Recurrent Cardiac Events After ...

FGF-23 in top quartile independently linked to greater risk of CV death, heart failure hospitalization

Medical Cannabis Not Recommended for Sleep Apnea

Medical Cannabis Not Recommended for Sleep Apnea

American Academy of Sleep Medicine says evidence insufficient to recommend cannabis for apnea

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »