Coronary artery disease in women: different, often undertreated

Cleve Clin J Med. 2001 May;68(5):441-8. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.68.5.441.


Cardiovascular disease is responsible for more deaths in women each year than all other causes combined. Women have different cardiac presentations than men and are more likely to be underdiagnosed and undertreated for coronary artery disease. This article addresses gender-specific issues in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of coronary artery disease.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiovascular System / drug effects
  • Cardiovascular System / metabolism
  • Cardiovascular System / physiopathology
  • Coronary Disease* / epidemiology
  • Coronary Disease* / etiology
  • Coronary Disease* / prevention & control
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Female
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / complications
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Factors
  • Women's Health*