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A 42-year-old female asked:

What age is heart diseases more common?thanks

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 24 years experience
Depends: It depends on your sex, but in general as we get older the incidence of heart disease goes up. While at age 50, men have more heart disease than women, but age 65 women have caught up to men and surpassed them in incidence of disease. Of course, comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, family history, and smoking contribute a great deal and cause, in those who have them, premature disease.

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