What do the special task forces of the Federal Police and heart surgeons have in common? Maybe the public impression of a burst in power. Or the great responsibility both specialties carry and the expertise in their respective field. The more you think about it, the more parallels become visible.
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Emerging data indicates that there are relevant sex-specific differences in the pathobiology, clinical presentation, and management of ACS in women and men.
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in women presents unique challenges in terms of pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. Rare forms of ACS, such as takotsubo syndrome (TTS) and spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), have gained increasing attention in recent years.