Two studies have shown that men are liker then woman to receive heart devices such as implantable defibrillator to prevent sudden cardiac death. One of those studies also says that about 60% of patients with heart failure didn’t receive the device regardless of gender differences.

Main function of this device is to deliver electrical shocks or pulses on an as - needed basis to help heart beat properly. They are designed to treat a heart that beats too fast while on the other hand pacemaker is designed to pace a heart that beats too slowly.

Patients who need to have a defibrillator in order to prevent death are the one with heart rhythm disorders in which a damaged heart muscle doesn’t pump blood properly. Here are included also the patients who have already had heart attack.

Study found that men were likely to receive defibrillator two or three times more then woman. One of the reasons why could be in fact that some of the woman had a type of failure that’s not typical to treat with defibrillator and is more common in women then men.

In most cases patients who are eligible to receive a defibrillator are the one who have left ventricular ejection fraction of 30% and less which is a measure of how well the heart pumps blood. Other study showed that about 35% of these patients had the defibrillators at hospital discharge or had plans to have one implanted. In this study, the result was that woman chances for getting one are 40% less then man.