Coronary Revascularization

There are numerous and remarkably consistent gender-based differences in clinical characteristics and acute and long-term outcome in patients with acute coronary syndromes requiring percutaneous or surgical revascularization procedures. As expected, women are older than men and have a baseline clinical and angiographic profile that confers higher procedural risk for adverse outcome (82). Despite these unfavorable pre-procedure characteristics, more advanced comorbid disease and complex coronary anatomy, the outcome of women who undergo coronary revascularization procedures continues to improve (83).

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