Women 'less likely' to receive cardiac implantable devices than men

A large study finds the disparity has changed little in the past decade

AusDoc brings you the latest news from the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand virtual annual scientific meeting (CSANZ 2021).

Women with arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy or syncope have far lower rates of pacemaker and other cardiac device implantation compared with men, a large NSW study has found.

Analysis of data from more than 29,000 device implants from 2008-2018 — presented at CSANZ 2021 — also suggests that the gender gap in