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Are heart diseases generally more common among men than women?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: See below

Typically, we think that heart disease occurs more common in men; however, more women die of heart disease then men.
This is because women often don't have the classic chest pain that we learn about in school the more important things are risk factors like family history, smoking, diabetes, obesity and diet.

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Typically, we think that heart disease occurs more common in men; however, more women die of heart disease then men.
This is because women often don't have the classic chest pain that we learn about in school the more important things are risk factors like family history, smoking, diabetes, obesity and diet.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: It depends

Up to the age of menopause, a woman who is not diabetic is much less likely to develop or suffer from coronary artery disease (cad).
Once menopausal however, the rate of CAD progression seems to be faster among women as compared to the men of same age, such that usually by age 65 the risk is about the same.

In brief: It depends

Up to the age of menopause, a woman who is not diabetic is much less likely to develop or suffer from coronary artery disease (cad).
Once menopausal however, the rate of CAD progression seems to be faster among women as compared to the men of same age, such that usually by age 65 the risk is about the same.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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