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Female Heart Patients Less Likely to Have Additional Problems Fixed During Surgery

June 26, 2024

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Woman Patient Preparing Surgery Anesthesia
Presented by Health Lab

Female patients who undergo heart surgery are less likely to have secondary ailments corrected during a procedure — despite guidelines that indicate they should – according to two new studies from Michigan Medicine. Catherine M. Wagner, M.D., M.Sc., first author of both papers and an integrated thoracic surgery resident at U-M Health, explores the growing evidence that women are undertreated.

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