Women and African-Americans may have more complications with certain heart devices

Women and African-Americans may have more complications with certain heart devices

MW-EQ182_icd_20160627084030_ZHFor those with heart conditions, implanted defibrillators can kick in to correct an irregular heart rhythm and save a patient’s life.

But a growing body of evidence suggests there may be significant differences in the effectiveness of these devices for patients in different population groups, especially for women and African-Americans.

A recently published study found that while implantable…

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