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What are gender differences in treating cardiovascular disease?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Many
To name a few: naturally occurring ("endogenous") estrogen is protective for women against atherosclerosis although diabetes and smoking can undo this.
Generally, the incidence of mi is lower in premenopausal women than men. Women have smaller arteries and are more susceptible to complications during invasive procedures. Women's symptoms may be less typical than men's. Space prevents more details.

In brief: Many
To name a few: naturally occurring ("endogenous") estrogen is protective for women against atherosclerosis although diabetes and smoking can undo this.
Generally, the incidence of mi is lower in premenopausal women than men. Women have smaller arteries and are more susceptible to complications during invasive procedures. Women's symptoms may be less typical than men's. Space prevents more details.
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