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Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in women: Assessment and management
European Heart Journal
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most important cause of death and disability among older women. A 50-year-old woman has a 46% risk of having CHD and a 31% risk of dying from it. Female CHD patients have a distinct clinical presentation, which includes more severe thromboembolic disease without coronary arteriosclerosis. Syndrome X also appears to be more prevalent in women. Oestrogen deficiency may be a trigger for this syndrome. The magnitude of the effect of various risk factors may alsodoi:10.1093/eurheartj/17.suppl_d.2 pmid:8869875 fatcat:l3z6geybabbj7b5voabzoolsfe