Letter by Dhruva and Redberg Regarding Article, “Sex and Race/Ethnicity Differences in Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Counseling and Use Among Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure: Findings From the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Program”
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To the Editor:
We read with great interest the recent analysis of the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Program showing that women and racial and ethnic minorities with heart failure and an ejection fraction ≤35% were counseled less frequently than men and white patients about a primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD).1 Among counseled patients, women had a similar likelihood—with a trend toward a higher likelihood—as men of ultimately receiving an ICD (adjusted odds ratio, 1.13; 95% confidence interval, 0.99–1.29; P …