Ischaemic heart disease in women: are there sex differences in pathophysiology and risk factors? Position paper from the working group on coronary pathophysiology and microcirculation of the European Society of Cardiology.

@article{Vaccarino2011IschaemicHD,
  title={Ischaemic heart disease in women: are there sex differences in pathophysiology and risk factors? Position paper from the working group on coronary pathophysiology and microcirculation of the European Society of Cardiology.},
  author={Viola Vaccarino and Lina Badimon and Roberto Corti and Cor de Wit and Maria I Dorobantu and Alistair Scott Hall and A. E. Koller and Mario Marzilli and Axel Radlach Pries and Raffaelle Bugiardini},
  journal={Cardiovascular research},
  year={2011},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={9-17}
}
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in women, and knowledge of the clinical consequences of atherosclerosis and CVD in women has grown tremendously over the past 20 years. Research efforts have increased and many reports on various aspects of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) in women have been published highlighting sex differences in pathophysiology, presentation, and treatment of IHD. Data, however, remain limited. A description of the state of the science, with… CONTINUE READING