Acute Myocardial Infarction in Women
Published: January 25, 2016
- Marked reductions in CVD mortality in women have occurred for the first time this past decade, partly as a result of an increase in awareness, a greater focus on women and their cardiovascular risk, and the application of evidence-based treatments for established CHD.
- Despite these advancements, CVD remains the leading morbidity and mortality threat affecting millions of American women.
- Reasons for the increased acute myocardial infarction (AMI) rates among women are multifactorial and are related to the prevalence of disease and the influence of age, race, and ethnicity.
- Commentary: Myocardial Infarction in Women: An Equal Opportunity Event Dealt with Unequal Knowledge and Imbalanced Diagnostic Approach and Disparate Treatment by Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC
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