Electronic Journal Club 2011

This journal club is a part of the education component of Women's Heart Health at Stanford and serves to keep all of us informed and up to date on sex differences in cardiovascular disease.

The key feature of the articles is that they will address sex differences related to cardiovascular disease, but they can come from any discipline (ie, mental health, genetics, ob/gyn, heart failure, nutrition, etc.) Sex-specific articles will also be considered.

December 2011

Aspirin for Primary Prevention of Vascular Events in Women: Individualized Prediction of Treatment Effects. Eur Heart J 2011;32:2962-2969

Gender Differences in Symptoms of Myocardial Ischaemia. Eur Heart J 2011;32:3107-3114

Sex and Gender Differences in Symptoms of Myocardial Ischaemia (editorial). Eur Heart J 2011;32:3064-3066

Similar Outcome with an Invasive Strategy in Men and Women with Non-ST-elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes: From the Swedish Web-System for Enhancement and Development of Evidence-Based Care in Heart Disease Evaluated According to Recommended Therapies (SWEDEHEART). Eur Heart J 2011;32: 3128-3136

The Swedish Paradox: Or is There Really No Gender Difference in Acute Coronary Syndromes? (editorial). Eur Heart J 2011;32:3070-3072

Association of High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol with Incident Cardiovascular Events in Women, by Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Apolipoprotein B100 Levels. Ann Intern Med 2011;155:742-750

November 2011

Sex/Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: What a Difference a Decade Makes. Circulation 2011;124:2145-2154

High-Molecular-Weight and Total Adiponectin Levels and Incident Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease in Women. Circulation 2011;124:2303-2311

Recent Patterns of Sex-Specific Midlife Stroke Hospitalization Rates in the United States. Stroke 2011;42:3029-3033

Role of Cigarette Smoking and Gender in Acute Coronary Syndrome Events. Am J Cardiol 2011;108:1382-1386

American Society for Preventive Cardiology Annual Debate: Coronary Heart Disease in Men and Women—Does One Size Fit All? Clin Cardiol 2011;34:653

Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease in Men and Women: Does 1 Size Fit All? Yes! Clin Cardiol 2011;34:658-662

Coronary Heart Disease in Men and Women: Does 1 Size Fit All? No! Clin Cardiol 2011;34:663-667

October 2011

Comparative Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Computed Tomography Screening for Coronary Artery Calcium in Asymptomatic Individuals. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;58:1690-701

Sex-Specific Temporal Trends in In-Hospital Mortality after Stroke Among Middle-Age Individuals in the United States. Stroke 2011;42:2740-2745

Depression and Incident Stroke in Women. Stroke 2011;42:2770-2775

National Gender-Specific Trends in Myocardial Infarction Hospitalization Rates Among Patients Aged 35 to 64 Years. Am J Cardiol 2011;108:1102-1107

In Women with Symptoms of Cardiac Ischemia, Nonobstructive Coronary Arteries, and Microvascular Dysfunction, Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibition is Associated with Improved Microvascular function: A Double-Blind Randomized Study from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE). Am Heart J 2011;162:678-84

Risk Factor and Prediction Modeling for Sudden Cardiac Death in Women with Coronary Artery Disease. Arch Intern Med 2011;171:1703-1709

Cigarette Smoking as a Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Disease in Women Compared with Men: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies. Lancet 2011;378:1297-1305

Suboptimal Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Coronary Heart Disease Patients in Primary Care Occurs Particularly in Women. Intern Med J 2011;41:730-736

September 2011

Ageing, Menopause, and Ischaemic Heart Disease Mortality in England, Wales, and the United States: Modelling Study of National Mortality Data. BMJ 2011;343:d5170

Accuracy and Prognostic Value of American Heart Association–Recommended Depression Screening in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease: Data From the Heart and Soul Study. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2011;4:533-540

Quality of Care and Outcomes in Women Hospitalized for Heart Failure. Circ Heart Fail 2011;4:589-598

Comparative Effectiveness of Exercise Electrocardiography with or without Myocardial Perfusion Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography in Women with Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: Results from the What is the Optimal Method for Ischemia Evaluation in Women (WOMEN) Trial. Circulation 2011;124:1239-1249

Effect of Marriage on Duration of Chest Pain Associated with Acute Myocardial Infarction before Seeking Care. CMAJ 2011;183:1482-1491

Propensity Score-Matched Analysis of Effects of Clinical Characteristics and Treatment on Gender Difference in Outcomes after Acute Myocardial Infarction. Am J Cardiol 2011;108:789-798

Comparison of Gender-Specific Mortality in Patients < 70 Years versus > 70 Years Old With Acute Myocardial Infarction. Am J Cardiol 2011;108:772-775

Sex-Specific Outcomes for HeartMate II (editorial). J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;58:1284-1286

Education, Income, and Incident Heart Failure in Post-Menopausal Women: The Women’s Health Initiative Hormone Therapy Trials. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;58:1457-1464

What Causes Myocardial Infarction in Women without Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease? Circulation 2011;124:1404-1406

Sex Difference in Long-Term Clinical Outcome after Sirolimus-Eluting Stent Implantation. Coronary Artery Disease 2011;22:442-446

General and Abdominal Obesity and Risk of Death Among Black Women. N Engl J Med 2011;365:901-908

August 2011

Influence of Sex and Hormone Status on Circulating Natriuretic Peptides. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;58:618-626

Stress Myocardial Perfusion Imaging by CMR Provides Strong Prognostic Value to Cardiac Events Regardless of Patient’s Sex. J Am Coll Cardiol Img 2011;4:850-61

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging is a Strong Predictor of Death in Women. J Am Coll Cardiol Img 2011;4:880-8

Is Myocardial Perfusion Imaging an Important Predictor of Mortality in Women: And if So, is this Likely Cost Effective? (editorial). J Am Coll Cardiol Img 2011;4:889-893

July 2011

Adherence to a Low-Risk, Healthy Lifestyle and Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Among Women. JAMA 2011;306:62-69

Gender Disparity and the Appropriateness of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging. J Nucl Cardiol 2011;18:588-594

Comparison of Long-Term Survival of Men versus Women with Heart Failure Treated With Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Am J Cardiol 2011;108:63-68

June 2011

Systematic Review of Pregnancy in Women with Inherited Cardiomyopathies. Eur J Heart Fail 2011;13: 584–594

Differences in Fabry Cardiomyopathy Between Female and Male Patients. J Am Coll Cardiol Img 2011;4:592-601

Smoking, Smoking Cessation, and Risk for Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease in Women. Ann Intern Med 2011;154:719-726

Factors Influencing Underutilization of Evidence-Based Therapies in Women. Eur Heart J 2011;32:1337-1344

Sex and Race Differences in Right Ventricular Structure and Function: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis–Right Ventricle Study. Circulation 2011;123:2542-2551

Risk of Recurrent Cardiac Events after Onset of Menopause in Women with Congenital Long-QT Syndrome Types 1 and 2. Circulation 2011;123:2784-2791

Sensitive Cardiac Troponin T Assay and the Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Disease in Women with and without Diabetes Mellitus: The Women’s Health Study. Circulation 2011;123:2811-2818

Changes in Diet and Lifestyle and Long-Term Weight Gain in Women and Men. N Engl J Med 2011;364:2392-2404

Sex Differences in Patient-Reported Symptoms Associated With Myocardial Infarction (from the Population-Based MONICA/KORA Myocardial Infarction Registry). Am J Cardiol 2011;107:1585-1589

Effect of Gender on Treatment and Outcomes in Severe Aortic Stenosis. Am J Cardiol 2011;107:1681-1686

Red Alert for Women's Heart: The Urgent Need for More Research and Knowledge on Cardiovascular Disease in Women. Eur Heart J 2011;32:1362-1368

Are We Using Cardiovascular Medications and Coronary Angiography Appropriately in Men and Women with Chest Pain? Eur Heart J 2011;32:1331-1336

May 2011

Ranolazine Improves Angina in Women with Evidence of Myocardial Ischemia But No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol Img 2011;4:514-522

Risk of Death and Cardiovascular Events in Initially Healthy Women with New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation. JAMA 2011;305:2080-2087

Effect of Gender and Race on Outcomes in Dialysis-Dependent Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Am J Cardiol 2011;107:1319-1323

Gender Differences in the Prognostic Value of Exercise Treadmill Test Characteristics. Am Heart J 2011;161:908-914

Gender-Related Differences in Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Results from the Registry Study of the ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Network Essen. Clin Cardiol 2011;34:294-301

April 2011

Ischaemic Heart Disease in Women: Are There Sex Differences in Pathophysiology and Risk Factors? Position Paper from the Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation of the European Society of Cardiology. Cardiovasc Res 2011;90:9-17

Missed Opportunities in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention? Low Rates of Hypertension Recognition for Women at Medicine and Obstetrics-Gynecology Clinics. Hypertension 2011;57:717-722

Women Have Less Severe and Extensive Coronary Atherosclerosis in Fatal Cases of Ischemic Heart Disease: An Autopsy Study. Am Heart J 2011;161:681-688

Gender-Related Differences in Mortality after ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Large Multicenter National Registry. EuroIntervention 2011;6:1068-1072

Female Gender is an Independent Predictor of In-Hospital Mortality After STEMI in the Era of Primary PCI: Insights from the Greater Paris Area PCI Registry. EuroIntervention 2011;6:1073-1079

Gender Differences in Health-Related Quality of Life After Coronary Bypass Surgery: Results from a 1-Year Follow-Up in Propensity-Matched Men and Women. Psychosom Med 2011;73:280-285

March 2011

Cardiac-Specific Sympathetic Activation in Men and Women with and without Heart Failure. Heart 2011;97:382-387

Three-Year Results of Safety and Efficacy of the Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent in Women (from the SPIRIT III Randomized Clinical Trial). Am J Cardiol 2011;107:841-848

Comparison of Mortality Rates in Women Versus Men Presenting with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Am J Cardiol 2011;107:651-654

Sex Differences in Central Hemodynamics and Their Relationship to Left Ventricular Diastolic Function. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;57:1226-1233

Sex, Load, and Relaxation: Are Women More Susceptible to Load-Dependent Diastolic Dysfunction? (editorial). J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;57:1234-1236

Gender Bias in Studies for Food and Drug Administration Premarket Approval of Cardiovascular Devices. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2011;4:165-171

February 2011

Differences in Myocardial Structure and Coronary Microvasculature Between Men and Women With Coronary Artery Disease. Hypertension 2011;57:186-192

Women with Peripheral Arterial Disease Experience Faster Functional Decline than Men with Peripheral Arterial Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;57:707–714

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy is More Effective in Women than in Men: The MADIT-CRT (Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy) Trial. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;57:813-820

Gender Difference in Prevalence and Prognostic Impact of Renal Insufficiency in Patients with ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction Treated with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Heart 2011;97:308-314

January 2011

3-Year Follow-Up of Patients with Coronary Artery Spasm as Cause of Acute Coronary Syndrome. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;57:147–152

Quality of Life in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: Biopsychosocial Determinants and Sex-Related Differences. Heart 2011;97:38-43

Clinical Characteristics, Vascular Function, and Inflammation in Women with Angina in the Absence of Coronary Atherosclerosis: The Dallas Heart Study. J Am Coll Cardiol Img 2011;4:65-73

Women and Ischemic Heart Disease: Paradox and Pathophysiology (editorial). J Am Coll Cardiol Img 2011;4:74-77

Difference in Outcome among Women and Men after Percutaneous Mitral Valvuloplasty. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2011;77:115–120

Temporal Trends in Patient and Treatment Delay Among Men and Women Presenting with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Am Heart J 2011;161:91-7

The Association of Sex with Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the Contemporary Era: Insights from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium (BMC2). Am Heart J 2011;161:106-112.e1

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