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Revista médica de Chile

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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.

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


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.


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

Keywords : Cardiovascular Diseases; Perception; Physicians; Women.

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