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Improving diagnosis of coronary artery disease in women -- recommendations of a national expert panel

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New Rochelle, NY, March 2, 2015-Obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in women often presents with different types of symptoms than in men and can be challenging to diagnose due to a variety of factors. A national panel of experts convened to review the latest evidence regarding CAD in women, diagnostic approaches, and new types of tests and technologies. Their findings and policy recommendations are published in an article in Population Health Management, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available Open Access on the Population Health Management website.

Led by David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Editor-in-Chief of Population Health Management and Dean and Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor, Jefferson School of Population Health (Philadelphia, PA), a team of authors also from NYU School of Medicine (New York City), CardioDx, Inc. (Redwood City, CA), and Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, CT) summarizes the information and recommendations presented by the expert panelists, and emphasizes areas of general agreement.

The article "The Diagnosis of CAD in Women: Addressing the Unmet Need - Report from the National Expert Roundtable Meeting" highlights several areas of consensus including key diagnostic challenges in women, such as their greater likelihood to have atypical symptoms of obstructive cardiac disease. Other points include the need to understand sex-specific differences underlying CAD, and to be aware of new genomic approaches to diagnosis.

"This report provides important information regarding new advances that may improve the accuracy of diagnosis and help to avoid unnecessary invasive procedures," says Editor-in-Chief David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Dean and Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor, Jefferson School of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA.

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This report was funded by an educational grant from CardioDx.

About the Journal

Population Health Management is an authoritative peer-reviewed journal published bimonthly in print and online that reflects the expanding scope of health care management and quality. The Journal delivers a comprehensive, integrated approach to the field of population health and provides information designed to improve the systems and policies that affect health care quality, access, and outcomes. Comprised of peer-reviewed original research papers, clinical research, and case studies, the content encompasses a broad range of chronic diseases (such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, depression, and obesity) in addition to focusing on various aspects of prevention and wellness. Tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the Population Health Management website. Population Health Management is the official journal of the Population Health Alliance.

About the Publisher

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Journal of Women's Health, LGBT Health, Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, and Telemedicine and e-Health. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry's most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm's 80 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.

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