Women's Heart Advisor July 2016 Issue

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Women

Itís the same operation as in men, but the outcome may be different.

The way plaques grow, rupture, and lead to heart attack is the same in men and women. In women, however, plaques tend to develop in smaller arteries; in men, the larger arteries. Finding CAD in small arteries can be challenging for heart surgeons. Think vermicelli noodles.

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