Background. Coronary artery disease remains the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in the general population. Several studies in developed countries have reported a gender-related difference in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in terms of risk factors, clinical presentation, delays in management, therapeutic modalities, and in-hospital as well as one-year outcomes. Data from non-developed countries about women with STEMI remain rare. We therefore aimed through this study to investigate the baseline characteristics of STEMI in Tunisian women compared to men and to determine the impact of gender difference on STEMI complications, in-hospital mortality, and one-year follow-up outcomes. Methods. All patients presenting to our center for STEMI between January 2001 and January 2021 were retrospectively enrolled in this analysis. Clinical features, therapeutic management, and in-hospital as well as one-year outcomes were compared between women and men. Predictive factors of in-hospital mortality in women were determined. Results. Out of 1670 STEMI hospitalizations, 359 (21.4%) were female. Compared to male, female had higher rates of hypertension (51.5% vs. 24.4%, p
Chamtouri, Ikram; Souissi, Rania; Amdouni, Nesrine; Jomaa, Walid; Abdallah, Wajih; Hamda, Khaldoun Ben; and Maatouk, Faouzi
"ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in North African women: results from a twenty-year experience.,"
Journal of the Saudi Heart Association: Vol. 34
, Article 10.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37616/2212-5043.1316
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