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Cardiac surgeon: “Women survive heart attacks less often”

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Men are still considered the norm in medicine. In case of doubt, this can be life-threatening for women. Viyan Sido, a specialist in heart surgery, wants to change that.

Johanna Jurgens

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Ms. Sido, you are researching gender medicine. Are women treated worse at the doctor’s?

You can’t say that in general. But there is an inequality in health research: we still know too little about how the female body deals with diseases and how it responds to the drugs used to treat them. This is the “Gender Health Gap”: The male is still the norm in medicine today. For women, this can result in poorer health care.

Why is that?

Source: Stern

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