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December 1, 1999

Coronary Artery Disease: Coronary Artery Disease in Women: What All Physicians Need to Know

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999American Medical Association

JAMA. 1999;282(21):2084. doi:10.1001/jama.282.21.2084-JBK1201-2-1

Coronary artery disease is the primary cause of death in women in the United States. It now is recognized that women with coronary artery disease differ from men both in the clinical manifestations of disease and in the optimal approaches to diagnosis and therapy. Unfortunately, the data defining these differences have been scattered in the medical literature with little integration of these findings in standard medical texts. In addition, the lack of appropriate inclusion of women in many clinical trials has further obscured our understanding of coronary artery disease in women.