GPs less likely to prescribe heart meds for women

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

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 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.