HERBERT L. WEINREB, M.D.; ELAINE GERMAN, M.D.; BENJAMIN ROSENBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
It is well known that myocardial infarction occurs much more commonly in men than in women. Almost all reports on coronary artery disease in the female emphasize a history of diabetes or hypertension as important predisposing factors. Levy and Boas,1 in their series of 169 women with coronary artery disease, found only 7.7% to have neither disease, and "the diagnosis of coronary artery disease is open to doubt in many of these." Master et al.2 found only 11.7% of women with infarcts to have neither diabetes nor hypertension.
Because in the authors' experience the diagnosis of coronary thrombosis has not
HERBERT L. WEINREB, ELAINE GERMAN, BENJAMIN ROSENBERG. A STUDY OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN WOMEN(A STUDY OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN WOMEN*). Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:285–300. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-2-285
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(2):285-300.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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