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Risks for Women after PCI Heart Surgery

March 11, 20169 min
Women are at risk of worse outcomes among young people undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).Women are at risk of worse outcomes among young people undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PCI is angioplasty with stent, a non-surgical procedure that uses a catheter to place a stent in the heart to open up blood vessels that have been narrowed by plaque buildup.Factors that may influence the risk of target vessel and target lesion failure in women include depression, estrogen state, inflammation, and underlying hematologic and rheumatologic disorders.Listen in as Dr. Robert Willensky discusses the findings of a recent study on these effects.

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