Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

More than 1 million PCIs are performed annually in the United States, and an estimated 33% of patients undergoing PCI are women.1,2 Compared with men, women undergoing PCI are 5 years older and have higher prevalences of hypertension, diabetes, and other comorbidities.3-5 They are less likely to have had a history of MI, PCI, or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). At the time of PCI, they have less multivessel disease and are more likely to present with unstable angina.3-5 Unlike men, they require more urgent procedures and are more likely to have rotational atherectomy. Paradoxically, given their higher risk profile, women tend to have similar lesion types, less multivessel disease, and more preserved left ventricular (LV) function than men.3-5 However,

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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