Navigation Links
GPs undertreat women with AF
Date:8/31/2013

Amsterdam, The Netherlands Saturday 31 August 2013: General practitioners (GPs) undertreat women with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to research presented at ESC Congress 2013 today by Dr Pierre Sabouret from France. The analysis of more than 15,000 patients showed that women were undertreated with antithrombotic medications compared to men regardless of their stroke risk and comorbidities.

Dr Sabouret said: "Gender-related differences among outpatients with stable coronary artery disease are well known.1-6 Heart diseases are one of the most important causes of death among women worldwide.5 Therefore, it's crucial that women benefit from optimal treatments according to guidelines."

In France both the prevalence (600,000 to 1 million patients) and incidence (110,000 to 230,000 new cases per year) of AF are dramatically increasing.7 ESC AF guidelines recommend the CHA2DS2-VASc score to determine stroke risk and the need for anticoagulation to prevent stroke.8 Female gender is a specific risk and adds one point to the stroke risk score. However no antithrombotic treatment is required if the patient is female, <65 years old and has lone AF.

Dr Sabouret said: "To improve the cardiovascular prognosis of women with AF it's important to know if there are any gender differences in management. Many AF patients are treated by GPs so we studied their practise."

The current study investigated the management of AF patients by GPs in France with a focus on gender differences. The aim was to identify potential factors in the choice of prescription (vitamin K antagonist [VKA] alone, aspirin alone or no oral anticoagulants), particularly patient characteristics, disease characteristics, medical history and concomitant medications.

A total of 15,623 AF patients aged ≥18 years were identified from the Longitudinal Patient Database (LPD) during 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011. The LPD (set up in 1994) contains information on medi
'/>"/>

Contact: Jacqueline Partarrieu
press@escardio.org
44-754-070-4494
European Society of Cardiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. UT MD Anderson study finds cancer related pain often undertreated
2. Seniors Undertreated for Asthma, and Many Skip Inhalers: Study
3. Undertreatment of common heart condition persists despite rapid adoption of novel therapies
4. Taller, Heavier Women May Face Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk
5. 62 percent of men and 37 percent of women over the age of 65 are sexually active
6. Obese White Women Shying Away From Colon Cancer Screening
7. Study: Women not getting enough exercise; at risk of developing metabolic syndrome
8. Timing pregnancy an important health concern for women
9. White Women Make Up Bulk of Assisted-Living Residents
10. Stress contributes to cognitive declines in women with breast cancer, researcher says
11. Women Less Apt Than Men to Get Recommended Daily Exercise
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... In the most recent ... Court in the Northern District of Illinois, Androgel testosterone attorneys report that a “Mini ... docket entry was made recording the minutes of the status conference, which was held ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... People love to feel like ... where price is an important factor to clients when choosing to purchase a ... the Preferred Producer Multi-Life Discount program, where advisers pass savings onto their clients. ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Reduce Human Error on ... by FDAnews and Ginette M. Collazo, Inc.**, Sept. 16-17, 2015 – Raleigh, NC, ... drug, biologic and device firms reduce manufacturing errors by 50 percent or more, ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... As more hospitals across the country see the value in ... challenge. Because of growing competition, it is more important than ever to market ... The team at Wound Care Advantage has found that while many hospitals ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 ... ... a new online program entitled " Lovetraction Lines ." It's for women interested ... in the men they desire. The course, which officially launched to the public ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit News: Androgel Lawsuit Conference Held 2Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit News: Androgel Lawsuit Conference Held 3Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit News: Androgel Lawsuit Conference Held 4Health News:Secura Consultants Gives Advisers Competitive New Edge with Multi-Life Discount Program 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — Reduce Human Error on the Drug and Device Manufacturing Floor: Reduce Errors By 50% or More Workshop, Sept. 16-17, 2015 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — Reduce Human Error on the Drug and Device Manufacturing Floor: Reduce Errors By 50% or More Workshop, Sept. 16-17, 2015 3Health News:FDAnews Announces — Reduce Human Error on the Drug and Device Manufacturing Floor: Reduce Errors By 50% or More Workshop, Sept. 16-17, 2015 4Health News:WCA Offers Shockwave; The Marketing Module for Hospital Wound Care Programs 2Health News:WCA Offers Shockwave; The Marketing Module for Hospital Wound Care Programs 3Health News:WCA Offers Shockwave; The Marketing Module for Hospital Wound Care Programs 4Health News:Lovetraction Lines - Review Examining Simone Myers' New Online Course Released 2
... patient lying in a vegetative state for over 3 years ... assuage a spell of restlessness//. This pill will hit the ... name of this sleeping pill, will be clinically tested on ... out its potential to temporarily awaken people out of coma. ...
... 15% of Americans were suffered, was caused by distinctly ... little left// to do but to suffer in silence. ... their lives miserable, limiting some of their day-to-day activities. ... treatments is lifestyle modification instead of taking variety of ...
... toll rising to over 3500 and an incalculable number of ... Indonesia struggles// to cope with the injured and the dead. ... south of the city of Yogyakarta which is near the ... night. The earthquake left the city in shambles, cutting off ...
... some alarming world statistics regarding the use of tobacco amongst ... year olds consume tobacco and its products. , ,These ... World Health Organization's World No Tobacco Day; on May 31st. ... in any form or disguise,' conveying cigarette smoking in any ...
... a major factor causing health concerns among both the pregnant ... found that pregnant working// mothers who undergo a lot of ... that these children were five ounces lighter than the average ... in case pregnant smokers. These pregnant mothers put themselves through ...
... the Uganda AIDS Commission, Kihumuro Apuuli, and the envisaged ... , which is extremely crucial to extend their lives. ... ,Uganda has not been able to augment the annual ... percent, formerly conceived by the African heads of state ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Silence Puts Comfort For Digestive Syndrome 2Health News:Indonesian Earthquake – Story of Destruction, Death and Disease 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... 30, 2015  ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) ... 2015.  Revenue for the quarter was $453.1 million, a ... 30, 2014 (a 17 percent increase on a constant ... the quarter ended June 30, 2014.  Diluted earnings per ... quarter ended June 30, 2014.  The ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015  EP Global Communications, Inc. (Public ... recently contacted the Company about discussing EPGL,s electronic ... as Monday, August 3, 2015.  Novartis CEO ... that the coming electronic contact lens market could ... the next several years.  Novartis partnered with Google ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015  Unichem Pharmaceuticals ( USA ... of Hydrochlorothiazide tablets 25 mg 1000-count bottle to the ... precautionary measure due to the identification of a Clopidogrel ... The risk associated with mistakenly taking a ... increased probability of experiencing Clopidogrel,s side effects which include ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 11ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 12ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 13ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 14ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 15ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 16Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets Due to the Potential Presence of Foreign Tablets 2
... Ellman International, Inc., a New York based developer, manufacturer ... procedures, announced that Frank D. D,Amelio will join its ... (COO), Executive Vice President. "We are proud to welcome ... help guide the company,s continued growth," said Chief Executive ...
... This month, Minnesotans are recognized for their outstanding ... and for their donations of the blood component, plasma, ... Throughout September, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is recognizing "Plasma ... to raise awareness for the rare, genetic diseases treated ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ellman International Announces Executive Team Hire 2Minnesotans Help Produce As Well As Benefit from Lifesaving Therapies 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: