The gender perspective within the OFRECE study: differences in health care among patients consulting for chest pain and/or palpitations

Publication date: Available online 7 April 2019Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Nekane Murga-Eizagaetxebarría, Luis Rodríguez-Padial, Javier Muñiz, Antonia Sambola, Juan José Gómez-Doblas, Milagros Pedreira, Joaquín J. Alonso-Martín, Paola Beltran, Gustavo Rodríguez-Roca, Manuel Anguita, Eulalia RoigAbstractIntroduction and objectivesTo analyze differences between sexes in the clinical management of patients presenting with symptoms of chest pain and/or palpitations within a population-based study.MethodsThe OFRECE study included a random sample of 8400 individuals from the Spanish population aged 40 years and older; 1132 (13.5%) had previously consulted for chest pain and 1267 (15.1%) had consulted for palpitations and were included in the present study. We calculated both the crude and adjusted odds ratios (OR) of undergoing certain tests and the results of consultations by sex. Adjustment was performed by classic cardiovascular risk factors, a personal history of cardiovascular disease, and a diagnosis of stable angina or atrial fibrillation confirmed in the OFRECE study in each case.ResultsNo differences were observed in history of consultation for chest pain between women and men (13% vs 14.1%; P = .159) but differences were found in palpitations (19% vs 10.4%, respectively; P
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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