Coronary heart disease in women - The gender differences

Chao Chin Chen, Meng Huan Lei, Nen Chung Chang

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摘要

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women although many women and their physicians underestimate the risk. Women are under represented in most clinical studies, so the data and the results are less well documented for them. A number of studies have reported gender differences in clinical features and diagnosis of patients with coronary artery disease(CAD), as well as concerns about different responses to some therapies among male and female subgroups. Such disparities are well documented, however, clinical guidelines do not discriminate between men and women. Women are diagnosed later than men and receive fewer therapies, including fewer coronary angiography and revascularization and lead to worse outcomes. This article reviews gender differences of coronary artery disease in the pathophysiology, symptoms, risk factors, and also reviews current diagnosis, revascularization and prevention guidelines. Future trials should generate specific data on CAD in women, either by design of female-only studies or by subgroup analysis by sex.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)221-232
頁數12
期刊Journal of Internal Medicine of Taiwan
17
發行號5
出版狀態已發佈 - 十月 2006

指紋

Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Women Physicians
Guidelines
Coronary Angiography
Cause of Death
Cardiovascular Diseases
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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Coronary heart disease in women - The gender differences. / Chen, Chao Chin; Lei, Meng Huan; Chang, Nen Chung.

於: Journal of Internal Medicine of Taiwan, 卷 17, 編號 5, 10.2006, p. 221-232.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Chen, Chao Chin ; Lei, Meng Huan ; Chang, Nen Chung. / Coronary heart disease in women - The gender differences. 於: Journal of Internal Medicine of Taiwan. 2006 ; 卷 17, 編號 5. 頁 221-232.
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