Suzanne Steinbaum, DO, is a cardiologist who has devoted her career to the treatment of heart disease through early detection, education and prevention. Her passion began when she was told, “There is no such thing as women and heart disease,” while she was observing women patients being misdiagnosed and mistreated.
In this episode, Bottom Line President Sarah Hiner and Dr. Steinbaum discuss the gender bias that exists in emergency rooms and throughout hospitals and doctor’s offices around the world. They also address some of the pressing and concerning issues that women face as a result of the “intrinsic unconscious bias” that affects those with cardiac symptoms. The Bottom Line: Women are at a disadvantage when they have a heart issue, and in this episode, Dr. Steinbaum outlines the steps all women must take to protect themselves from this alarming trend.
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