Gender differences in acute coronary syndrome in Arab Emirati women - Implications for clinical management

Abdulla Shehab, Javed Yasin, Muhammad Jawad Hashim, Bayan Al-Dabbagh, Wael Al Mahmeed, Nazar Bustani, Amrish Agrawal, Afzalhussein Yusufali, Adel Wassef, Abdulla Alnaeemi

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Abstract

Gender differences exist in many aspects of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), including presentation and delay in diagnosis and treatment. The aim of the study was to evaluate gender-related differences in ACS patients in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We analyzed a subset (n = 1697) of the Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE) data collected in 2007 of patients with ACS from 18 UAE hospitals. Women were significantly older (mean age: 64.0 ± 12.4 years for females and 50.9 ± 10.6 years for males, P <.001), more often had cardiac risk factors and were significantly less treated with β-blockers and reperfusion therapy. The adjusted mortality rate of women was 4.6% versus 1.2% in men (P <.001). Heart failure was higher in females compared with men (24.6% vs 12.5%; P <.001). Reasons for the high in-hospital mortality in women need to be investigated further.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalAngiology
Volume64
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • acute coronary syndrome
  • gender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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