Electronic Journal Club 2012

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.

August 2012

Gender Differences in Scene Time, Transport Time, and Total Scene to Hospital Arrival Time Determined by the Use of a Pre-Hospital Electrocardiogram in Patients with Complaints of Chest Pain. J Emerg Med 2012;43:291-297

β-Blockers in Heart Failure: Benefits of β-Blockers According to Varying Male Proportions of Study Patients. Clin Cardiol 2012;35:505-511

June 2012

Safety of Coronary Reactivity Testing in Women with No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease: Results from the NHLBI-Sponsored WISE (Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation) Study. J Am Coll Cardiol Intv 2012;5:646-653

Gender Differences in the Salaries of Physician Researchers. JAMA 2012;307:2410-2417

May 2012

Sex Difference in Cardiovascular Risk Role of Pulse Pressure Amplification. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012;59:1771-1777

Sex Differences in Stroke Risk Among Older Patients with Recently Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation. JAMA 2012;307:1952-1958

More Women Choose Careers in Surgery: Bias, Work-Life Issues Remain Challenges. JAMA 2012;307:1899-1901

April 2012

Age-Specific Gender Differences in In-Hospital Mortality by Type of Acute Myocardial Infarction. Am J Cardiol 2012;109:1097-1103

Influence of Gender on Long-Term Mortality in Patients Presenting with Non–ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Am J Cardiol 2012;109:1087-1091

Women Derive Less Benefit from Elective Endovascular Aneurysm Repair than Men. J Vasc Surg 2012;55:906-913

Comparison of the Framingham and Reynolds Risk Scores for Global Cardiovascular Risk Prediction in the Multiethnic Women's Health Initiative. Circulation 2012;125:1748-1756

March 2012

Trends in Use of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy Among Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure: Have the Previously Observed Sex and Racial Disparities Changed Over Time? Circulation 2012;125:1094-1101

Platelet Biology and Response to Antiplatelet Therapy in Women: Implications for the Development and Use of Antiplatelet Pharmacotherapies for Cardiovascular Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012;59:891-900)

Evaluating Sex Differences in Medical Device Clinical Trials (viewpoint). JAMA 2012;307:1145-1146

A Call to Action: Women and Peripheral Artery Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2012;125:1449-1472

Impact of Sex on Clinical and Angiographic Outcomes among Patients Undergoing Revascularization with Drug-Eluting Stents. J Am Coll Cardiol Intv 2012;5:301-310

Cardiovascular Disease: The Female Heart is Vulnerable: A Call to Action from the 10Q Report. Clin Cardiol 2012;35:134-135

Myocardial Ischemia in Women: Lessons from the NHLBI WISE Study. Clin Cardiol 2012;35:141-148

Noninvasive Diagnostic Techniques for Coronary Disease in Women. Clin Cardiol 2012;35:149-155

Coronary Revascularization in Women. Clin Cardiol 2012;35:156-159

Preeclampsia and Hypertensive Disease in Pregnancy: Their Contributions to Cardiovascular Risk. Clin Cardiol 2012;35:160-165

Arrhythmias in Women. Clin Cardiol 2012;35:166-171

Heart Failure in Women. Clin Cardiol 2012;35:172-177

February 2012

Sex Differences in Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Outcomes: Findings from a Prospective Defibrillator Database. Ann Intern Med 2012;156:195-203

Age- and Gender-Specific Differences in the Prognostic Value of CT Coronary Angiography. Heart 2012;98:232-237

Comparison of Incidence of Bleeding and Mortality of Men Versus Women with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Treated with Fibrinolysis. Am J Cardiol 2012;109:320-326

Meta-Analysis of Statin Effects in Women Versus Men. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012;59:572-582

Controversy and Consensus About Statin Use: It is Not About the Sex (editorial). J Am Coll Cardiol 2012;59:583–584

Sex-Related Differences in Clinical Presentation and Outcome of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation for Severe Aortic Stenosis. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012;59:566-571

Association of Age and Sex with Myocardial Infarction Symptom Presentation and In-Hospital Mortality. JAMA 2012;307:813-822

Carotid Artery Stenting in Clinical Practice: Does Sex Matter? Results from the Carotid Artery Stenting Registry of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Leitende Kardiologische Krankenhausarzte (ALKK). Clin Cardiol 2012;35:111-118

January 2012

Cardiovascular Mortality in Women with Obstructive Sleep Apnea with or without Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment. Ann Intern Med 2012;156:115-122

Statin Use and Risk of Diabetes Mellitus in Postmenopausal Women in the Women's Health Initiative. Arch Intern Med 2012;172:144-152

Transcriptome Characterization of Estrogen-Treated Human Myocardium Identifies Myosin Regulatory Light Chain Interacting Protein as a Sex-Specific Element Influencing Contractile Function. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012;59:410-417

On Male-Specific Estrogen Action: Good for the Gander? (editorial). J Am Coll Cardiol 2012;59:418–419

Sex-Specific Benefits of Sirolimus-Eluting Stent on Long-Term Outcomes in Patients with ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights from the Multicenter Evaluation of Single High-Dose Bolus Tirofiban Versus Abciximab With Sirolimus-Eluting Stent or Bare-Metal Stent in Acute Myocardial Infarction Study Trial. Am Heart J 2012;163:104-11

Eliminating Untimely Deaths of Women from Heart Disease: Highlights from the Minnesota Women's Heart Summit. Am Heart J 2012;163:39-48.e1

Early Invasive Compared with a Selective Invasive Strategy in Women with Non-ST-elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Substudy of the OASIS 5 Trial and a Meta-Analysis of Previous Randomized Trials. Eur Heart J 2012;33:51-60

Sex Differences in Myocardial Salvage and Clinical Outcome in Patients with Acute Reperfused ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Advances in Cardiovascular Imaging. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2012;5:119-126

Bridging the Gender Gap: Insights from a Contemporary Analysis of Sex-Related Differences in the Treatment and Outcomes of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes. Am Heart J 2012;163:66-73

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