Female cardiac surgeons call for change to address disparities

Female cardiac surgeons are calling on colleagues to urgently address significant disparities in outcomes for female patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

Their message was shared at the annual meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS).

Dr Rashmi Yadav, MBBS, PhD, consultant cardiac surgeon at the Royal Brompton Hospitals in London, stressed that women cannot be treated as mere variations of men regarding cardiovascular surgery, stating ‘women are not simply small men’.

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