GPs less likely to prescribe heart meds for women

That's in spite of the fact CHD is less prevalent in men

GPs are underprescribing heart medications for their female patients, with one in five not on any of the recommended drugs, Melbourne researchers have found.

Women cardiology concept

Women and younger people with coronary heart disease (CHD) are less likely to be prescribed the four recommended medications (antiplatelet agents, ACE inhibitors, beta blockers and statins), according to a La Trobe University-led study.

Women are also not being monitored for risk factors as well as men, with GPs less likely to order lipid blood tests for