Sex differences in early mortality of patients undergoing primary stenting for acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Kosuge2006SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in early mortality of patients undergoing primary stenting for acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Masami Kosuge and Kazuo Kimura and Shinobu Kojima and Tomohiro Sakamoto and Masaharu Ishihara and Yujiro Asada and Chuwa Tei and Shunichi Miyazaki and Masahiro Sonoda and Kazufumi Tsuchihashi and Masakazu Yamagishi and Yoshihiko Ikeda and Mutsunori Shirai and Hisatoyo Hiraoka and Takeshi Inoue and Fumio Saito and Hisao Ogawa},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={217-21}
}
BACKGROUND Limited information exists regarding the impact of gender on in-hospital outcome after primary stenting for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 2,981 patients (790 women and 2,191 men) participated in the study who were admitted within 24 h after symptom onset and underwent emergency primary stenting for AMI. Compared with men, women were significantly older; had higher incidences of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, Killip class > or =2… CONTINUE READING
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