This article details the conclusions and final recommendations of the study on cardiovascular disease in women in Spain carried out by the Spanish Society of Cardiology. Important differences were found between men and women in clinical characteristics, risk factors, diagnostic assessment, treatment and prognosis in most of the conditions studied, but particularly in acute coronary syndrome, heart failure and hypertension. In general, differences in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures work to women's disadvantage. The information available on atrial fibrillation and valvular heart disease is incomplete and studies focusing on these conditions are needed. There is also a need for a program of education and information to raise awareness of inequalities between the sexes both in the general public and among healthcare professionals, and for practical measures that will improve care for women with cardiovascular disease.
Anguita, M., Alonso, J., Bertomeu, V., Gómez-Doblas, J. J., López-Palop, R., Pedreira, M., … Roig, E. (2008). Proyecto de estudio sobre la situación de la enfermedad cardiovascular de la mujer en España: Conclusiones y recomendaciones finales. Revista Espanola de Cardiologia Suplementos, 8(D). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1131-3587(08)73566-0