Gender-based issues in interventional cardiology: a consensus statement from the Women in Innovations (WIN) initiative

EuroIntervention. 2010 Feb;5(7):773-9. doi: 10.4244/eijv5i7a130.


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in women, yet studies have suggested that it is often under-recognized. Of particular concern is the apparent suboptimal treatment of women in comparison to men, with less revascularisation and use of evidence-based medications. The Women in Innovations group of cardiologists aims to highlight these issues and change perceptions to optimize the treatment of female patients with CVD, to support future research, and to encourage and guide training of female interventional cardiologists.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / adverse effects
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / education
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / standards*
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / therapy*
  • Career Choice
  • Coronary Angiography / standards*
  • Coronary Artery Bypass / standards
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Education, Medical, Graduate
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Female
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Factors
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Women's Health Services / standards*
  • Women's Health*