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World J Cardiol. 2015 Jan 26;7(1):10-8. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i1.10.

Coronary artery disease in women: From the yentl syndrome to contemporary treatment.

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Sofia Vaina, Anastasios Milkas, Christina Crysohoou, Christodoulos Stefanadis, First Cardiology Clinic, Hippokration Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 15127 Athens, Greece.


In recent years attention has been raised to the fact of increased morbidity and mortality between women who suffer from coronary disease. The identification of the so called Yentl Syndrome has emerged the deeper investigation of the true incidence of coronary disease in women and its outcomes. In this review an effort has been undertaken to understand the interaction of coronary disease and female gender after the implementation of newer therapeutic interventional and pharmaceutics' approaches of the modern era.


Acute coronary syndromes; Female gender; Invasive treatment; Women coronary disease; Yentl syndrome

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