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World J Cardiol. Jun 26, 2021; 13(6): 170-176
Published online Jun 26, 2021. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v13.i6.170
Cardiogenic shock in the setting of acute myocardial infarction: Another area of sex disparity?
Syed Bukhari, Shumail Fatima, Islam Y Elgendy
Syed Bukhari, Shumail Fatima, Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, United States
Islam Y Elgendy, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Doha 24144, Qatar
Author contributions: Bukhari S, Fatima S designed, performed the collection of the data, edited, and wrote the paper; Elgendy IY contributed to the critical revision and editing of the paper.
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Corresponding author: Islam Y Elgendy, FACC, FACP, FAHA, MD, Assistant Professor, Consultant Physician-Scientist, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Education City, Qatar Foundation, Doha 24144, Qatar.
Received: March 11, 2021
Peer-review started: March 11, 2021
First decision: March 31, 2021
Revised: April 3, 2021
Accepted: May 21, 2021
Article in press: May 21, 2021
Published online: June 26, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Sex disparities exist among different cardiovascular diseases and therapies. Cardiogenic shock is a leading cause of death among patients with acute myocardial infarction. Although some studies suggest that cardiogenic shock is more prevalent among women, women are less likely to receive guideline-recommended management including revascularization, which might explain why are more likely to experience worse outcomes.