Aruna S1, Srinivasa Rao D2, Reddy G. V3
Coronary artery disease though more common in postmenopausal women, is not uncommon in premenopausal women especially in those having non-conventional risk factors.
MATERIALS & METHODS: All women who underwent coronary angiogram at the cardiac catheterisation laboratory at the department of cardiology, King George Hospital during the period between January 2014 and November 2014 were included in the study.
AIM OF THE STUDY: To know the severity of coronary artery disease in premenopausal women with postmenopausal women.
RESULTS: The incidence of single vessel disease and two-vessel disease is similar in both groups (22.4% and 24.6% in premenopausal and postmenopausal groups respectively. Postmenopausal women had more significant triple vessel involvement in 16.1% as compared to 8.0% in the premenopausal women.
CONCLUSION: Though severe form of coronary artery disease is observed in the postmenopausal women, significant coronary artery disease is also prevalent in premenopausal women.