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Coronary Artery Disease in Women: A 2013 Update

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Kavita Sharma,

Department of Medicine (Cardiology), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US
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Martha Gulati

Department of Medicine (Cardiology), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; School of Clinical Public Health (Epidemiology), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US
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Abstract

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death of women and men worldwide. CAD’s impact on women traditionally has been underappreciated due to higher rates at younger ages in men. Microvascular coronary disease disproportionately affects women. Women have unique risk factors for CAD, including those related to pregnancy and autoimmune disease. Trial data indicate that CAD should be managed differently in women. In this review, we will examine risk assessment for CAD in women, CAD’s impact on women, as well as CAD’s female-specific presentation and management strategies.

How to Cite: Sharma K, Gulati M. Coronary Artery Disease in Women: A 2013 Update. Global Heart. 2013;8(2):105–12. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gheart.2013.02.001
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Published on 01 Jun 2013.
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