Fast Five Quiz: Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis Management

Arnold S. Baas, MD

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May 06, 2022

In women, as in men, the most common cause of death is coronary artery disease; indeed, coronary artery disease is responsible for more deaths in women than breast and uterine diseases combined. However, women are often treated less aggressively than men and experience greater overall mortality. Women should be considered high risk and candidates for aggressive treatment if their risk for death from any cardiovascular event in the next 10 years is ≥ 10%.

Tobacco use and diabetes eliminate the protection from heart disease associated with female sex. Additionally, the female cardiac advantage is essentially lost among women who experience a myocardial infarction.

Learn more about the management of coronary artery sclerosis in women.

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