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Commentary: Women are Not Just Men Without the Y Chromosome

  • Lauren C. Kane
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    Address reprint requests to: Lauren C. Kane, MD, Children's Hospital New Orleans, 200 Henry Clay Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118.
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    Department of Surgery, Congenital Heart Center, Children's Hospital New Orleans, New Orleans, Los Angeles
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      Women patients with cardiovascular disease experience treatment bias, delayed referrals, and impaired access to care. Women are more likely to die following CABG compared to men.
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      • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Following Acute Coronary Syndrome: Impact of Gender
        Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryVol. 34Issue 3
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          The impact of gender on clinical outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has generated conflicting results. We investigated the impact of gender, on 30 day mortality, complications and late survival in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing CABG. The study included 1308 patients enrolled from the biennial Acute Coronary Syndrome Israeli Survey between 2000 and 2016, who were hospitalized for ACS and underwent CABG. Of them, 1045 (80%) were men and 263 (20%) women. While women were older and had more hypertension and hyperlipidemia, they demonstrated less diabetes mellitus, previous ischemic heart disease, smoking, and fewer implicated coronary arteries.
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