TCT 2022

Ischemic heart disease remains the leading cause of death in women globally. Alarming trends such as the rise in acute myocardial infarction in younger women, an overall stagnation of the cardiovascular disease mortality decline, and an increase of cardiovascular disease mortality in women from certain countries over recent years have been documented. Many sex- and gender-related differences exist at the time women present with coronary artery disease. Differences in clinical presentation, coronary anatomy and plaque morphology amongst others result in challenges for the evaluation of coronary artery disease in women. This symposium will explore sex- and gender-specific considerations, inform about current evidence and propose strategies to address sex and gender disparities in the evaluation of women with coronary artery disease.


TCT 2022
Boston, MA


September 16-19, 2022


Attendees will learn about sex- and gender-specific aspects of the evaluation of coronary artery disease. In addition, this symposium will inform about sex- and gender-based disparities in diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of women with coronary artery disease and how to address these in daily clinical practice. A special focus will lay on the most vulnerable populations, including women of low-socioeconomic background and/or from minority groups. In case-based presentations, world-renowned experts will share their knowledge and experience with the audience. This symposium is for healthcare clinicians caring for women with heart disease, including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, fellows, and medical students.

Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease in Women
Moderator: Roxana Mehran
Discussants: Dipti Itchhaporia, Vijay Kunadian, Jacqueline Saw, Viviany R. Taqueti, Birgit Vogel

9:30 AM: INOCA: Noninvasive vs Invasive Diagnostic Approach – FFR, CFR, IMR
Lecturer: Jennifer A. Tremmel

9:45 AM: Keynote Speech: Diagnosis and Treatment of CAD in Women – The Role of Social Determinant of Health
Lecturer: Clyde W. Yancy

10:00 AM: Discussion

Case Presentations
Moderator: Mayra Guerrero
Discussants: Rasha Al-Lamee, Timothy D. Henry, Farouc A. Jaffer, Jacqueline Saw, Birgit Vogel

10:15 AM: Case-Based Presentation: MINOCA – Current Evidence on Prognosis and Treatment
Case Presenter: Jacqueline E. Tamis-Holland
10:25 AM: Case-Based Presentation: Is There a Role of Intravascular Imaging in the Diagnosis of SCAD?
Case Presenter: Jacqueline Saw

10:35 AM: Case-Based Presentation: Sex-Specific Considerations of Physiologic Assessment of CAD in the Cath Lab
Case Presenter: Rasha Al-Lamee

10:45 AM: Discussion

11:00 AM: Closing

The series is sponsored by continuing educational grants from the following organizations: