Telehealth key to tackling CVD in women: Lancet

The global report says those in rural areas and Indigenous women are being left behind when it comes to cardiac care

Telehealth is key to delivering more equitable cardiovascular care for women, say Australian researchers who have taken part in a global study of the issue.

The recommendation is one of two specifically set out for Australian and New Zealand in The Lancet report, which calls for urgent action to reduce the incidence of CVD in women.

The all female-led commission, made up of 17 experts from 11 countries, found heart, stroke and vascular disease in women was understudied, under-recognised, underdiagnosed