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To the Editor In their Research Letter, Kreatsoulas et al1 describe the symptoms of stable patients referred to cardiac catheterization in the setting of at least 1 abnormal cardiac test result suggestive of coronary artery disease. In this study, both women and men referred for cardiac catheterization most often had “typical angina.” The authors,1 the Editor’s Note,2 and the subsequent headlines concluded that women and men do not have different symptoms of ischemic heart disease.
Zwas DR, Mehta PK, Merz CNB. Cardiac Symptoms in Women and Men. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(20):1928-1929. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.9785