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Women are treated less frequently than men with statins, aspirin and beta-blockers
Date:3/4/2008

identify the cause of this disparity, so that care for women with coronary artery disease may be optimized.

Coronary artery disease is the leading-cause of death among women in the United States and annually since 1984 the number of cardiovascular-related deaths in women has exceeded that of men. Women may not only suffer from decreased survival with coronary artery disease, but may also experience a worse quality of life than men.

Given the findings of this study and other studies documenting the underutilization of current medical therapies in women, we must consider potential solutions to improve care of all patients during the outpatient visit, said Enriquez.


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