Nonobstructive CAD, Women, and Prevention of Cardiovascular Events

Cardiologists are acknowledging the need to better refine cardiovascular risk assessment in women.  According to information recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, women are more likely to have nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) than men.  Since nonobstructive CAD, characterized by soft plaque, is known to precede plaque rupture that can lead to devastating cardiovascular events, there is reason for practitioners to pay attention to these gender differences. Read more Nonobstructive CAD, Women, and Prevention of Cardiovascular Events