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Coronary Artery Disease

Are Women Treated Differently?

There is a continued discussion whether the quality of therapy varies in men and women suffering from cardiovascular diseases.

Stiftung IHF has been supporting a scientific paper (Tobias Heer et al.: Gender Differences in Therapeutic Recommendation after Diagnostic Coronary Angiography – Insights from the Coronary Angiography and PCI Registry of the German Society of Cardiology, issued in Clinical Research in Cardiology) analyzing data from more than a million patients and their catheterizations. If during this investigation a coronary artery disease (CAD) was determined, women and men alike were treated with balloon dilatation or recommended to undergo bypass surgery. The same result was found with any clinical picture: stable CAD, instable CAD, and myocardial infarction. No gender differences in the treatment were determined.


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