Overcoming professional barriers encountered by women in interventional cardiology: an EAPCI statement

Gill Louise Buchanan, Valeria Paradies, Nicole Karam, Lene Holmvang, Mamas A. Mamas, Julinda Mehilli, Davide Capodanno, Piera Capranzano, Yolande Appelman, Stéphane Manzo-Silberman, Vijay Kunadian, Josepa Mauri, Stefanie Shuepke, Anna Sonia Petronio, Marta Kaluzna-Oleksy, Martine Gilard, Marie Claude Morice, Emanuele Barbato, Dariusz Dudek, Alaide Chieffo

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Despite the increasing proportion of female medical and nursing students, there is still a significant under-representation of women working as healthcare providers in interventional cardiology, with very few of them reaching senior leadership, academic positions, or acting principal investigators, as well as actively involved in company advisory boards. In this position paper, we will describe the current status of women working in interventional cardiology across Europe. We will also provide an overview of the most relevant determinants of the under-representation of women at each stage of the interventional cardiology career path and offer practical suggestions for overcoming these challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1301-1312
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2023

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