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Raising awareness of angina in women
  1. Laura M Gruen,
  2. Carl J Pepine
  1. Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
    Carl J Pepine
    MD, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1600 SW Archer Road/Box 100277, Gainesville, FL 32610-0277, USA; linda.horne{at}medicine.ufl.edu

Abstract

“If ischaemic heart disease affects women differently from men, then our diagnostic testing, risk stratification schemes and treatment modalities should be sexist as well”

  • DASI, Duke Activity Status Index
  • ESR1, estrogen receptor-α
  • IHD, ischaemic heart disease
  • PChP, persistent chest pain
  • SMC, smooth muscle cell
  • WISE, Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation
  • angina
  • iscahemic heart disease
  • women

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Footnotes

  • Conflicts of interest: none

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