Sex and Gender Differences in Coronary Artery Disease

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Abstract

Significant sex differences exist between men and women with regard to coronary artery disease. Most notably, this lethal disease kills more women than men each year and remains the leading cause of death for both men and women. Women and men clearly have different risk profiles when diagnosed with coronary artery disease and fare much differently after myocardial infarction and coronary artery bypass grafting. This review summarizes the sex differences in clinical presentation, diagnosis, and the surgical treatment of coronary artery disease between men and women; and potential multifactorial reasons for sex disparities are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-130
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Sex Characteristics
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Artery Bypass
Cause of Death
Myocardial Infarction
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Gender
  • Men
  • Sex
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Sex and Gender Differences in Coronary Artery Disease. / Lawton, Jennifer.

In: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2011, p. 126-130.

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