Most women are unaware that cardiac disease presents differently based on gender. For example,
· Women’s symptoms, especially those that are milder, often go ignored. Combined with the fact that women are often caretakers for men and children in their lives, they wait longer to seek their own medical attention.
· Men's plaque distributes in clumps whereas women’s distributes more evenly throughout artery walls. Therefore, results in women's angiographic studies vary from those of men.
· Meanwhile, “characteristic” patterns of chest pain and EKG changes present differently between men and women.
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