Navigation Links
Gender May Influence Heart Failure Treatment
Date:1/22/2009

Care varies for men and women, and by male and female doctors, study finds

THURSDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Drug treatment for heart failure is influenced by the gender of the patient and the doctor, according to German researchers who evaluated 1,857 patients and the treatment records of 829 physicians.

The study found that female patients were less likely to receive guideline-recommended medications, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and beta blockers. Women also received lower doses than men, the study found.

And, drug treatment was more complete, the researchers said, when patients received care from a female doctor.

The use of ACE inhibitors and ARBs was lower in female patients treated by male doctors than in male patients treated by either female or male doctors. The dose of ACE inhibitors and ARBs was highest in male patients treated by female doctors and was lower in female patients treated by male doctors. Use of beta blockers in male patients was not affected by the doctor's gender, but female patients treated by male doctors received lower doses of beta blockers than did male patients.

The findings were published in the European Journal of Heart Failure.

"The use of evidence-based treatments as described in the latest guidelines has undoubtedly improved the treatment of chronic heart failure," Dr. Magnus Baumhäkel, of the University Hospital of the Saarland in Homburg, Germany, and a study author, said in a European Society of Cardiology news release. "But there is still evidence of a gender imbalance in both patients and physicians. From our results, it seems fair to say that the gender of the physician plays an important role in adherence to drug treatment recommendations in chronic heart failure."

A number of recent studies have identified gender differences in medical care and survival among people with cardiovascular disease. Many of the studies found that women are treated less intensively than men, especially in the acute phase of the disease.

More information

The American Heart Association has more about medicines used to treat heart failure.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: European Society of Cardiology, news release, Jan. 21, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. An ESC statement on gender differences in medical care and survival after myocardial infarction
2. Kimberly-Clark Introduces New Depend Underwear for Men & Women; Unveils Brands First Gender-Specific Adult Absorbent Underwear
3. Psychologists report that a gender gap in spatial skills starts in infancy
4. Gender is key factor in determining overall survival of lung cancer patients
5. Gender Matches Benefit Heart Transplants
6. Gender affects perceptions of infidelity
7. Gender is a relative term in politics, MU study finds
8. UNC receives record $181 million grant to evaluate health, poverty and gender programs worldwide
9. APA resolves to play leading role in improving treatment for gender-variant people
10. Alcohols Impact on Heart, Stroke Risk Differs by Gender
11. Gender Plays Role in Post-Concussion Healing
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Gender May Influence Heart Failure Treatment
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a ... can give their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers ... Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes for ... Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , AIR ... care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers will ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of ... Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to ... said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... the pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high ... low, risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme ... “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was ... other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening to ... leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has ... the world,s first internet connected hearing aid that opens ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ) , ... firsts,: , TwinLink™ - the first dual ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 The vast majority ... outpatient dialysis facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times a ... per visit, including travel time, equipment preparation and wait ... but especially grueling for patients who are elderly and ... skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers for some duration of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... FRANKLIN, Tenn. , June 23, 2016 ... for automating, integrating and transforming the patient ... launch of several innovative new products and ... depth of its revenue cycle offerings. These ... establish more efficient workflows, remain compliant in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: