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Female veterans undergoing cardiac catheterization have different characteristics than men

March 5, 2015

Female and male veterans undergoing cardiac catheterization present with different characteristics but similar long-term outcomes, according to new findings from the VA  Clinical Assessment Reporting and Tracking Program.

Researchers examined data on 85,936 veterans (3,181 women) who underwent initial cardiac catheterization in the VA health care system from October 2007 to September 2012. They compared differences by sex in demographics, indications, coronary anatomy, cardiac treatments and outcomes.

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