Title

Stable ischemic heart disease in women: current perspectives

Aurora Affiliations

Samad F, Agarwal A, Samad Z. Stable ischemic heart disease in women: current perspectives. Int J Womens Health. 2017;9:701-709. doi: 10.2147/IJWH.S107372.

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women accounting for 1 in every 4 female deaths. Pathophysiology of ischemic heart disease in women includes epicardial coronary artery, endothelial dysfunction, coronary vasospasm, plaque erosion and spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Angina is the most common presentation of stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) in women. Risk factors for SIHD include traditional risks such as older age, obesity (body mass index [BMI] >25 kg/m

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

29033611

DOI

10.2147/IJWH.S107372

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