Women and Heart Diseases
For women, heart disease is the main cause of death. Heart disease affects women in various ways than it does males. Men, for example, have more heart attacks than women, but women die from heart attacks at a higher rate than men. During percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) using femoral arterial access, women have a greater rate of bleeding. Drug-induced cardiac arrhythmias are also more common in women.
The completed studies have contributed to the establishment of guiding documents for drug and device development for men and women, as well as a better knowledge of cardiovascular disease in women.