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Women Do as Well as Men with Implanted Cardiac Devices


Fitness CoupleWomen receive fewer implantable cardiac devices than do men, yet when they do receive them, their survival is the same or — in some cases — better, a recent study shows.

The study, led by cardiologist and heart rhythm specialist Niraj Varma, MD, PhD, analyzed information from a database of more than a quarter-million heart patients who received implanted devices from a single manufacturer. The data very likely represents patterns across the United States, Dr. Varma says.