Variations between women and men in risk factors, treatments, cardiovascular disease incidence, and death in 27 high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries (PURE): a prospective cohort study

Study(n=202,072) found in women, CVD risk factor burden is lower, primary prevention strategies (PS) used more frequently(accompanied by lower CVD& mortality incidence) and secondary PS, cardiac investigations/interventions less frequently but not linked to more adverse outcomes

SPS commentary:

A commentary notes this study is important because it provides compelling evidence that the proportion of women receiving revascularisation procedures across hospitals is low compared with men, even in the high-income countries. It calls for interventions targeting sex disparities in health-care facilities.


The Lancet

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