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Revista médica de Chile

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Abstract

FERNANDEZ, MAURICIO et al. Knowledge among physicians of the main cause of death in women. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2018, vol.146, n.10, pp.1167-1169. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872018001001167.

There is a misconception that the main cause of death among women is breast cancer, even among physicians, who may neglect cardiovascular preventive measures in this gender

Aim:

To assess the knowledge among physicians about the main cause of death among women. Material and methods: A survey was answered by 231 physicians attending a Cardiology and a Gynecology Meeting. Results: Sixty eight percent of respondents indicated that cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death among women. A higher proportion of specialists than trainees, answered correctly the question (72 and 56% respectively). No gender differences in the answers were recorded.

Conclusions:

The knowledge about cardiovascular risk in women should be reinforced among physicians.

Keywords : Cardiovascular Diseases; Perception; Physicians; Women.

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