An editorial by NHLBI's Nakela L. Cook, M.D. in the latest issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes discusses sex differences in etiology and management of myocardial infarction as key pending topics in the cardiovascular research agenda. Cook delves into a paper by Smilowitz et al, published in the same issue, with particular emphasis on its findings about myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary artery disease and its prevalence among women, and among black patients of both sexes. The study “demonstrates the importance of examining sex as a biological variable throughout every phase of research,” Cook concludes.
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