Excess Cardiovascular Risk in Women Relative to Men Referred for Coronary Angiography Is Associated with Severely Impaired Coronary Flow Reserve, Not Obstructive Disease Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Positron-Emission Tomography

abstract

  • Women referred for coronary angiography had a significantly lower burden of obstructive CAD in comparison with men but were not protected from CVD events. Excess cardiovascular risk in women was independently associated with impaired CFR, representing a hidden biological risk, and a phenotype less amenable to revascularization. Impaired CFR, particularly absent severely obstructive CAD, may represent a novel target for CVD risk reduction.

publication date

  • February 7, 2017

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5459611

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.023266

PubMed ID

  • 27881570

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 566

end page

  • 577

volume

  • 135

number

  • 6