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Cardiology Management

Cardiovascular Outcomes in Women: Biology or Bias?

2020 31 Jan

Women have steeper increases in blood pressure than men throughout their life, and cardiovascular disease presents itself much differently in women than men. While biology is an important concept when defining the sex differences in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease, its pathophysiologic alterations, and variability in treatment effectiveness,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Top Cardiology Stories of 2019

2019 27 Dec

As we move into 2020, here's a quick recap of our most clicked stories in Cardiology in 2019:  ORION-10 Trial: Inclisiran Effective at Reducing LDL Findings from the ORION-10 trial presented at the AHA Scientific Session in 2019 showed that twice-yearly injections of inclisiran were effective at reducing LDL cholesterol. ENCOURAGE... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Future of Cardiovascular Medicine – Technology, Gender Bias and Treatment Strategies

2019 13 Nov

Prof. Mamas A Mamas is a structural interventional cardiologist, treating patients with underlying coronary artery with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in both the elective and emergency setting and undertaking Transcatheter Aortic Valve Interventions (TAVI). He is also the Associate Editor of Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions... Read more

Cardiology Management

Women Receive Poorer Heart Attack Treatment Than Men

2019 21 Oct

According to new research published in the American Journal of Cardiology, women get half the number of heart attack treatments as men. When people arrive at the Emergency Department and are suspected of having a heart attack, they are given a troponin blood test to diagnose the cause. Hospitals tend to use a uniform blood test for men and... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Sex and Gender Influence on Hypertension

2019 02 Oct

Despite underlying physiological differences and a different set of risk factors, diagnosis, management, and treatment strategies for hypertension do not account for sex and gender variances. Evidence-based guidelines for hypertension treatment from clinical trials are similar between males and females; however, most of these trials do not... Read more

Executive Health Management

Sex & Gender Impacts in Cardiovascular Disease: A “Typical” Presentation of Cardiovascular Disease?

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Differences in sex and gender may account for gaps in treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease, but at the same time, it also gives the opportunity for personalised sex and gender-specific medicine.   Typical presentations in medicine are defined in ways that health care professionals can draw on past experiences and education... Read more

Cardiology Management

Where are the women in cardiology?

2018 17 Nov

Despite continued focus on gender equality and equal opportunities for men and women, women continue to remain a minority in cardiology. The "residency to fellowship cliff" as labelled by Pamela Douglas, Chair of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Task on Diversity, may have something to do with this as only about 21% of cardiology fellows... Read more

IMAGING Management

Gender stereotypes: eroding leadership barriers for women

2018 02 Aug

The persistence of gender bias and stereotypes in organisations, and in society at large, is a key reason deterring women from achieving leadership roles. Counter-stereotype exemplars and influential male champions are critical to eroding leadership barriers for women, according to an article to appear in the Journal of the American College of... Read more

ICU Management

Emergency Medicine Residents and Gender Bias

2017 08 Mar

According to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, there is a wide difference in the training and evaluation of male and female emergency medical residents. See Also : 5 Strategies to Ensure Gender Parity in Critical Care Medicine Gender bias has long been suspected in medical training programs. This particular study evaluated,... Read more

ICU Management

ICU Admittance: Does Gender Matter?

2016 10 Jan

Using a survey, with eight cases differing only in regard to the gender of the patient, researchers in Sweden have demonstrated an absence of a gender bias related to ICU admission in Swedish hospitals. Survey results show that female physicians were more likely to admit patients than their male colleagues, regardless of the gender of the patient. The... Read more