Outcomes of New-Generation Drug-Eluting Stents in Women with Acute Myocardial Infarction
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Purpose of Review
This review discusses the outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in women who experience acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and are treated with drug-eluting stents (DES). The review also describes the role of the new-generation DES compared with the early generation.
Recent literature shows that the new-generation DES can be effective in women who present with AMI.
Women with AMI may be undertreated and are underrepresented in studies of AMI. Recently, it has been shown that the newer generation DES are effective and beneficial in women with AMI, similar to men. As further generations of DES are created, the future appears promising for continued advancements in women’s cardiovascular health.
KeywordsDrug-eluting stent Women Females Acute coronary syndrome Percutaneous coronary intervention Myocardial infarction
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Subrata Kar declares that he has no conflict of interest.
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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.
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