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The Sex Factor: Better Cardiac Surgery Care for Women

Monday, April 17, 2023

Matthews S. The Sex Factor: Better Cardiac Surgery Care for Women. April 2023. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.22645054

This article is part of CTSNet’s Guest Editor Series, CONNECTING Patients, Clinicians, and Outstanding Cardiac Care Through Nursing and Allied Professional Research. Guest editors Jill Ley and Tara Bartley have curated a robust collection of content that shares the knowledge, techniques, and insights of several distinguished experts from around the world. 

This video explains the sex-based differences between women and men with coronary heart disease, including risk factors, presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. It also covers how women are underrepresented in cardiovascular research and how we can improve care for women.


  1. Matthews, S., Buttery, A., O’Neil, A., Sanders, J., Marasco, S., Fredericks, S., Martorella, G., Keenan, N., Ghanes, A., & Wynne, R. Sex differences in mortality after first time, isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2022, 21, 759.


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