Medical insurance news: ESC 'keen to raise awareness of equal treatment access'
Female medical insurance customers may not enjoy the same access to cardiovascular clinical trials and treatments than men do.
According to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), awareness needs to be raised among the public and cardiologists about the gender disparity surrounding the disease.
Its calls came as today (March 8th) marks International Women's Day, an event the group wants to use to highlight that cardiovascular disease can affect females just as much as it can men.
The European Heart Journal has also pointed to results that show female medical insurance customers and other women are less likely to receive recommended treatments.
Editor of the publication Thomas Luscher said: "It's very important that physicians are aware that coronary artery disease is a frequent disease among women that gets more common as they get older."
A previous study by Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, presented to the American Heart Association, found an increased heart disease risk among females with stressful jobs.