1. Multimodal Imaging Crucial in Finding the Cause of Heart Attack in Women with Non-Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease - Nyu Langone Health

    Multimodal Imaging Crucial in Finding the Cause of Heart Attack in Women with Non-Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease - Nyu Langone Health

    N ew research presented today at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020 found that additional imaging tests can determine the underlying reason for heart attacks in most women without coronary artery narrowing . A correct diagnosis can guide appropriate medical treatment. Led by researchers and clinicians at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the study examined women with MINOCA, or myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries, a condition that accounts for 6 to 15 percent of heart attacks and is 3 times more common among women than men with heart attack. It determined that coronary optical coherence tomography (OCT) and ...

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    1. These findings build upon our understanding of MINOCA and set the stage for the next frontier of women's cardiovascular care.
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