SOURCE: American Heart Association
DATE: June 16, 2014
EXCERPT: AHA Statement Highlights:
Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with dysfunctions of the smaller coronary arteries and the lining of the coronary arteries, known as non-obstructive coronary heart disease.
Women previously diagnosed as having “false positive” stress tests may have non-obstructive coronary disease, placing them at risk for heart attack.
Clinicians can now be armed with the tools and knowledge necessary to more accurately detect, determine risk and treatment strategies for heart disease in women.
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