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Gender outcomes in acute myocardial infarction: are women from Venus and men from Mars?

EuroIntervention 2011;6:1029-1031.

Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Mortality rate differences observed between men and women presenting with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have been the focus of clinical trials and registry analyses over the past two decades. Despite advances in cardiovascular therapies over this time, studies have shown that women presenting with AMI have increased early mortality compared to their male counterparts1,2. The cause of mortality discrepancy after AMI in women has been the subject of much debate and has become one of many areas of interest regarding sex-specific outcomes in cardiovascular disease (CVD). Research suggests potential baseline risk profile differences and treatment biases among women compared to ...

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