PCI in women

Svati H. Shah, Karen P. Alexander, Eric D. Peterson

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Studies have shown that women and men have similar rates of procedural success with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but that women have significantly higher mortality rates. The authors examine why this occurs and compare the risks of PCI with those of coronary artery bypass graft surgery. They find the risks are small for both procedures and attributed to factors such as age, comorbidity, and vessel size. They conclude that a patient's coronary anatomy rather than his or her sex should determine whether PCI is used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalCardiology Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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