Comparison of men versus women in cross-sectional area luminal narrowing, quantity of plaque, presence of calcium in plaque, and lumen location in coronary arteries by intravascular ultrasound in patients with stable angina pectoris.


Women have an increased mortality after coronary interventions compared with men, which may be partly explained by differences in comorbid clinical conditions. However, whether women also have quantitative differences in coronary atherosclerosis is not known. Preinterventional intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) was used to study de novo, nonostial native… (More)


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