NCDR Study Shows Gender Differences in Post-PCI Bleeding
Women have almost twice the rate of bleeding following a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) when compared to men, according to a study published on March 19 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In addition, the use of bleeding avoidance strategies (BAS) was associated with a low risk of bleeding in both genders.
The authors add that "the use of BAS was associated with significantly lower bleeding risks for both genders; however, the absolute risk differences were higher in women. These data underscore the importance of applying effective strategies to limit post-PCI bleeding, especially in women," they conclude.
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