Percutaneous Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases in Women

  • Patrizia Presbitero
  • Julinda Mehilli
  • Anna Sonia Petronio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Coronary Artery Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yolande Appelman, Monique ten Haaf
      Pages 3-21
    3. Maria D. Radu, Lene Holmvang
      Pages 23-35
    4. Ieva Briede, Marie-Claude Morice
      Pages 37-49
    5. Stefanie Schulz-Schüpke
      Pages 73-100
  3. Structural Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Cristina Giannini
      Pages 103-110
    3. Martine Gilard, Jacques Boschat
      Pages 111-125
    4. Benjamin Beska, Christopher Eggett, Vijay Kunadian
      Pages 127-137
    5. Anna Sonia Petronio
      Pages 139-144
    6. Alessandra Sala, Francesco Maisano
      Pages 145-155
    7. W. Hamm, A. Bauer
      Pages 157-165
    8. Shakeel Ahmed Qureshi
      Pages 167-179
  4. Arrhythmia and Conduction Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Stephanie Fichtner
      Pages 183-188
    3. Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Francesca Menichetti
      Pages 189-201
  5. Peripheral Artery Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Roberto Chiesa, Enrico Rinaldi, Luca Bertoglio, Enrico M. Marone, Domenico Baccellieri
      Pages 205-217
    3. Marianne Brodmann, Marco De Carlo
      Pages 219-227
    4. Marco Borghesi, Luca Dozza, Roberto Nerla, Antonio Micari, Chiara Grattoni, Fausto Castriota et al.
      Pages 229-247
  6. Complex Clinical Scenarios

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Patrizia Presbitero, Giacomo Giovanni Boccuzzi
      Pages 251-262
    3. Christina Baum, Alexander M. Bernhardt, Renate B. Schnabel
      Pages 263-275

About this book


This book describes a wide range of interventional procedures currently employed in the treatment of cardiac diseases in women with the aim of enabling not only interventional cardiologists but also cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to refine their approach to female patients and thus improve outcomes. The book reflects the increasing awareness of gender differences with regard to coronary artery disease and structural valve heart disease. Examples include myocardial infarction, which carries a worse prognosis in women in part because they suffer from this disease mostly in the 7th decade of life, present more frequently with hemodynamic instability and later from symptom onset, and have fragile, small and tortuous coronary arteries that are more technically demanding in the context of primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Another example is symptomatic aortic stenosis, which carries a better prognosis in women who undergo trans-catheter aortic valve implantation partially due to a better annulus-prosthesis match, which leads to less residual paravalvular regurgitation, better left ventricular function and lower aggregation of comorbidities. Further, in women left ventricular response to aortic stenosis is typified by muscle hypertrophy with a small ventricular cavity. These differences are reflected in the clinical manifestations and their impact on diagnosis, treatment, and choice of tools and devices for use in interventional procedures. By explaining the at times subtle variances in disease and treatment techniques for female and male patients, this book will help practitioners select the most appropriate procedures and materials in a range of settings.


Gender Women Anticoagulant therapy in women Aortic disease Aortic stenosis in women Atrial fibrillation Cardiac disease in pregnancy Cardiac disease in women Structural heart disease in women Mitral disease Myocardial infarction in women Percutaneous treatment Pregnancy and cardiac disease Rotablation TAVI

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrizia Presbitero
    • 1
  • Julinda Mehilli
    • 2
  • Anna Sonia Petronio
    • 3
  1. 1.Interventional CardiologyHumanitas Research HospitalRozzano Italy
  2. 2.Interventional CardiologyKlinik der Universität München Interventional CardiologyMünchenGermany
  3. 3.Hemodynamic LaboratoryAzienda Ospedaliero Universitaria PisanaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39609-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39611-8
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology