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Gender Differences in Acute Coronary Syndromes: Global Perspectives

Submission deadline: 31 January 2023
Special Issue Editors
  • Martha Gulati, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA, FASPC, FESC
    Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute, 127 S. San Vicente Blvd, Suite A3206, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Interests: women’s cardiovascular health; cardiovascular disease prevention; microvascular disease; ischemia with no obstructive coronary arteries; cardiovascular risk assessment
  • F Aaysha Cader, MBBS, MD, MRCP
    Department of Cardiology, Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital & Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Interests: acute coronary syndromes; coronary artery disease; sex disparities in cardiovascular diseases; heart diseases in women; mentorship
  • Shrilla Banerjee, MD, FRCP
    Department of Cardiology, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Redhill, UK
    Interests: acute coronary syndromes; women and heart diseases; calcium modification; intravascular imagig; ischemia with no obstructive coronary arteries; coronary physiology; mentorship
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Despite improvements in the treatment of acute coronary syndromes (ACS), many disparities remain between men and women in terms of epidemiology, risk factors, presentation, management, outcomes and access to care. Gender differences occur due to different gene expression from the X and Y chromosomes, as well as different sex hormones causing differences in cardiovascular system functions. Sociocultural processes, lifestyles, education and behaviour patterns can all lead to gender-related differences and attitudes towards the presentation, treatment and prevention of ACS. Furthermore, invasive imaging reveals gender differences in plaque morphology and characteristics. Globally, much of the currently available evidence is derived from high income countries, with little data from resource-constrained settings.

For this Special Issue, we welcome the submission of original research and review articles from around the globe with a special focus on gender differences in ACS.

Prof. Martha Gulati, Dr. F Aaysha Cader and Dr. Shrilla Banerjee

Guest Editors

acute coronary syndromes (ACS)
acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)
Non- ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI)
sex differences
gender differences
myocardial infarction with no obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA)
women’s cardiovascular health
Manuscript Submission Information

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