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Women with ACS profiled

Women presenting with acute coronary syndrome are more likely to have previous cardiovascular disease and atypical symptoms such as nausea than men, results from an international study show.

An analysis of data from 19,117 men and 7,638 women who were admitted to hospital with presumed ACS showed women were, on average, older than men at presentation and had higher rates of prior angina, heart failure, diabetes, and hypertension, but were less likely to smoke.

Angiographic data showed that women were twice as likely as men to have normal or mild CAD, while they were significantly less likely to have left-main or three-vessel disease and to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention.

Heart 2008 7 May early online publication

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