What is it about?

The onset age of CAD gets younger and younger in both developed and developing countries. The impact of gender on clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention has been investigated in some studies, the issue remains complex and controversial.The current article aims to explore sex-related differences in clinical characteristics and mid-term as well as long-term clinical outcomes of Asian patients with PCAD.

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Our cohort study has strengths, including the completeness of the data set and high accuracy. It was large and contemporary and can effectively represent the distribution of Asian populations.

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Our multicentric observational registry of PCAD in Asia indicated that hypertension and diabetes mellitus were more prevalent in females, while males had a higher frequency of cigarette smoking. Although males were manifested as acute total occlusive lesions, gender was not the crucial factor for clinical outcomes of PCAD in Asian developing countries after DES implantation.

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This page is a summary of: Gender-Related Differences in Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Premature Coronary Artery Disease: Insight from the FOCUS Registry, Journal of Interventional Cardiology, July 2019, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2019/6762089.
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