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Keteepe-Arachi T, Sharma S. Underestimating risk in women delays diagnosis of CVD. Practitioner 2016;260(1791):11-15

Underestimating risk in women delays diagnosis of CVD

21 Mar 2016Pais-up subscribers

CVD remains the most common cause of mortality in women. There has been an increase in the prevalence of MI in women aged 35 to 54, while a decline in prevalence was observed in age-matched men. Although men and women share classic cardiovascular risk factors the relative importance of each risk factor may be gender specific. The impact of smoking is greater in women than men, especially in those under 50. Diabetes is a more potent risk factor for fatal CHD in women than men.

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