Physician age may influence treatment of heart patients

05/24/2011 | Yahoo!

Italian researchers analyzed practice patterns for more than 1,000 physicians and found older doctors were more likely to tell heart disease patients to quit smoking, eat healthier and exercise, compared with their younger peers who were more likely to prescribe drugs. The report in the International Journal of Clinical Practice said patients prescribed medications for heart disease fared no better than those who were advised to make lifestyle changes.

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