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Cardiac Catheterization and Percutaneous Coronary Inervention (PCI)

There continues to be a slightly higher risk of death post catheterization and this risk appears to be more concentrated in the early post operative period.  However outcomes in women ahve improved over the years, however risk in women compared to men undergoing PCA continue to be higher.  In 2005, American Heart Association, concluded that although mortality rates post-PCI in women are similar or higher vs. males, any difference is due to confounding risk factors and not due to female sex .

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