Gender-based issues in interventional cardiology: a consensus statement from the Women in Innovations (WIN) initiative.

San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Invasive Cardiology Unit, Milan, Italy.
EuroIntervention: journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology (Impact Factor: 3.17). 02/2010; 5(7):773-9. DOI: 10.1002/ccd.22327
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ABSTRACT Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in women, yet studies have suggested that it is often under-recognized. Of particular concern is the apparent suboptimal treatment of women in comparison to men, with less revascularisation and use of evidence-based medications. The Women in Innovations group of cardiologists aims to highlight these issues and change perceptions to optimize the treatment of female patients with CVD, to support future research, and to encourage and guide training of female interventional cardiologists.

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