Mechanisms of myocardial infarction in women without angiographically obstructive coronary artery disease.

@article{Reynolds2011MechanismsOM,
  title={Mechanisms of myocardial infarction in women without angiographically obstructive coronary artery disease.},
  author={Harmony R. Reynolds and Monvadi Barbara Srichai and Sohah N. Iqbal and James N. Slater and G. B. John Mancini and Frederick Feit and Ivan Pena-Sing and Leon Axel and Michael J. Attubato and Leonid Yatskar and Rebecca T. Kalhorn and David A. Wood and Iryna Lobach and Judith S. Hochman},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2011},
  volume={124 13},
  pages={1414-25}
}
BACKGROUND There is no angiographically demonstrable obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in a significant minority of patients with myocardial infarction, particularly women. We sought to determine the mechanism(s) of myocardial infarction in this setting using multiple imaging techniques. METHODS AND RESULTS Women with myocardial infarction were enrolled prospectively, before angiography, if possible. Women with ≥50% angiographic stenosis or use of vasospastic agents were excluded… CONTINUE READING