Friday, November 10, 2023

Addressing Gender Bias in Heart Attack Treatment

 Despite increased awareness, gender bias persists in how women with heart attacks are diagnosed and treated versus men. Delays in ECG and ICU admission for women can negatively impact outcomes. Protocols and training must be updated to eliminate disparities. Improving heart attack care for women will improve outcomes for all.

Citation: Heston, T. F., & Lewis, L. M. (1997). Gender bias in acute myocardial infarction. The American Journal of Cardiology, 79(6), 844.