Coronary Disease in Women

Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Leslee J. Shaw
  • Rita F. Redberg

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

  3. Screening and Diagnosis of Coronary Disease in Women

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Cardiovascular Epidemiology in Women

      1. Brandi J. Witt, Véronique L. Roger
        Pages 19-28
      2. Lori Mosca, Leslee J. Shaw
        Pages 29-45
      3. Daniel P. Morin, Marvin A. Konstam, Michael E. Mendelsohn, James E. Udelson
        Pages 65-91
      4. Mary Norine Walsh, Mariell Jessup
        Pages 93-101
      5. Claire E. Pothier Snader, Michael S. Lauer
        Pages 103-118
      6. Jennifer H. Mieres, Elizabeth Ofili
        Pages 119-125
    3. Varying Symptom Presentation in Women

      1. B. Delia Johnson, Sheryl E. Kelsey, C. Noel Bairey Merz
        Pages 129-141
      2. John Spertus, Darcy Green Conaway
        Pages 143-157
    4. Choosing the Best Diagnostic Test for Women

      1. Leslee J. Shaw, B. Delia Johnson, Sharon Mulvagh, Jennifer H. Mieres, Rita F. Redberg, C. Noel Bairey Merz
        Pages 173-194
  4. Management of Coronary Disease in Women

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Evaluation of Stable Chest Pain Syndromes in Women

      1. Paul R. Casperson, Leslee J. Shaw, Robert A. O’Rourke
        Pages 197-214
    3. Evaluation of Acute Ischemic Syndromes in Women

      1. Andra L. Blomkalns, W Brian Gibler, L. Kristin Newby
        Pages 227-242
      2. Jane A. Leopold, Alice K. Jacobs
        Pages 243-266
    4. Variations in Therapeutic Effectiveness in Women

      1. Christi Deaton, Cherie L. Kunik, Eric Peterson
        Pages 269-284
      2. Michael S. Bailey, Anne B. Curtis
        Pages 285-295
      3. Elisa Yuen Man Chiu, Maria Vivina T. Regis, Erika Sivarajan Froelicher
        Pages 297-320
      4. Nanette K. Wenger
        Pages 321-348
  5. Economics and Policy Issues in Health Care Related to Women

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Thomas H. Marwick, Jonathan Chan
      Pages 351-369
    3. William W. Hurd, Sheela Barhan, Robert E. Rogers
      Pages 387-399
    4. Laura Sampietro-Colom, Shawna Jackson, Erin Williams, Frank J. Papatheofanis
      Pages 401-412
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 423-431

About this book


It is now generally recognized that clinical trial investigators and research scientists at the molecular, genetic, and cellular levels need to perform more detailed gender-based research in order to understand how sex-based differences impact women's health, illness, and health care. In Coronary Disease in Women: Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Treatment, leading authorities and clinical experts review the data concerning coronary disease in women and provide a clinical management approach to the care of women with known or suspected coronary artery disease. Whereas earlier books have focused on gender-based differences in the epidemiology of coronary disease, or on gender bias in its treatment, the present work focuses on the daily, evidence-based clinical management of coronary disease in women. Working from the recommendations of the landmark Institute of Medicine's report, Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health: Does Sex Matter?, the authors apply the latest epidemiological findings and diagnostic tools to the evaluation of stable chest pain and acute ischemic syndromes in women. They also detail the therapeutic effectiveness of various treatments in women, such as coronary revascularization, electrophysiology, exercise training and cardiac rehabilitation, and menopausal hormone therapy. Additional chapters examine the effects of gender bias in diagnosis and treatment, the role of gynecologists as primary care physicians for women, health technology assessment in an era of managed care, and the problems of analyzing cost-effectiveness in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease in women.
Authoritative and timely, Coronary Disease in Women: Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Treatment provides primary care physicians, cardiologists, family practitioners, gynecologists, and internists with an up-to-date guide to the optimal management of coronary disease in women today.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Leslee J. Shaw
    • 1
  • Rita F. Redberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Outcomes ResearchAmerican Cardiovascular Research InstituteAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Division of CardiologyUniversity of California School of MedicineSan FranciscoUSA

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