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The more women we have in cardiology, the more women who can help advocate for and care for other women and minorities.

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the world. In fact, almost half of all U.S. adults have some form of cardiovascular disease. Women and minorities, who are disproportionally affected, face poorer outcomes because of underdiagnosis and undertreatment.

Female leadership within healthcare has been shown to positively impact access to and quality of care. We believe more women and minorities in cardiology and ascending to leadership roles will have a tremendous impact on improving care and clinical outcomes not only for women and minorities, but for all patients.

A New Beat is aimed at promoting the career development of female and minority clinicians in cardiology so that they can provide better access to better care for all patients, especially underserved populations. It serves as a community and resource for women and minorities in the medical field who are interested in advancing their careers while improving patient outcomes.


A New Beat

The Importance of Mentorship

Coming from a diverse background, Dr. Rachel M. Bond recounts her beginning years as a cardiologist and what she wishes she could say to her younger self. Through this article, she hopes to inspire and encourage women to enter the field of cardiology and advises how to navigate issues such as the wage gap and disparities in cardiovascular care.

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A New Beat: The Case for Female Leadership Parity in Medicine

By Gloria Feldt Since Edith Irby Jones MD helped to found the Association of Black Cardiologists in 1974, women inRead More

Women More Likely to Survive Heart Attacks If Treated by Female Doctors

Women admitted to the hospital with heart attacks are more likely to survive if they are treated by female doctors,Read More

Disparities Persist for Women Physicians

According to a recent letter in the Annals of Internal Medicine, disparities in compensation and career advancement persist for womenRead More