• Stroke more common first CVD event in women

    4 days ago - By Healio

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - CHD is the most common first CVD event in men, but stroke is more often the first manifestation of CVD in women. The reasons for this difference, however, remain unclear, according to a presenter at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.
    “Looking at known curves for the cumulative incidence of CVD in men and women aged 55 years and older from the Rotterdam study, women have an onset of CVD about 7 to 10 years later than men, but less well-known are the differences in first CVD manifestations,” said Kathryn M. Rexrode, MD, MPH, chief of the
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  • PAD different in women vs. men

    4 days ago - By Healio

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Peripheral artery disease is prevalent in men and women, yet significant differences in presentation and treatment exist and type 2 diabetes makes an impact, a speaker said at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.
    “Premenopausal women without diabetes have fewer CV events than men without diabetes at the same age, but the advantage is lost in the context of type 2 diabetes,” said Judith G. Regensteiner, PhD, professor of medicine, director of the Center for Women's Health Research and Judith and Joseph Wagner Endowed Chair in Women's
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