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Sex Bias or Sex Disparities Among Women With Arrhythmias? 

Sex Bias or Sex Disparities Among Women With Arrhythmias?
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Sex Bias or Sex Disparities Among Women With Arrhythmias?
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Jodie L. Hurwitz

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199321971.003.0001
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date: 14 October 2019

Both sex bias and sex disparities are apparent in the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias in women. Disparities in diagnosing and treating arrhythmias in women are real. Heart disease in women develops later than in men, and women have different kinds of heart disease than men. Women have less structural heart disease, more diastolic heart failure, and more sinus node disease. Perhaps it is not appropriate to consider the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias in men and women together. Perhaps some of these perceived differences are not bias but dissimilarity. Perhaps it is time to have studies of women only.

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