Men 'receive better heart failure treatment'

Men are more likely than women to receive evidence-based treatment for heart failure, research from Germany suggests.

Photograph: istock/Oleg Prikhodko
Photograph: istock/Oleg Prikhodko

Researchers studied the treatment of 1,857 patients. They found that female doctors did not provide different drug treatment to men and women.

However, male doctors were more likely to prescribe ACE-inhibitors and beta-blockers to men than to women.

The researchers believe that doctors should be aware of this problem so that they can avoid bias in the way they treat male and female patients.

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