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Frequency of Cardiovascular Risks Factor in Women Attending Menopause Clinics: Findings from the ICARUS Data Base

  • P. Affinito
  • D. Agostinelli
  • C. Albanese
  • F. Bartiromo
  • G. Bonaccorsi
  • A. Cagnacci
  • S. Guaschino
  • F. Mangino
  • B. Mauro
  • B. Molteni
  • D. Morano
  • U. Omodei
  • G. L. Radici
  • G. Ranchet
  • G. Sciacchitano
  • M. Milani
  • ICARUS Cardiovascular Risk Study Subgroup
Part of the Medical Science Symposia Series book series (MSSS, volume 13)

Abstract

Coronary heart disease is generally considered a “man’s disease,” but it also the greatest killer of women older than 50 [1]. Cardiovascular diseases remain the main cause of morbidity and mortality in postmenopausal women [1]. Coronary heart disease is more dependent on age in women than in men; women are usually 10 years older than men when any coronary manifestations first appear [2]. Hypertension, smoking, and hyper-cholesterolemia are frequently observed in women [3]. Thus preventive measures are important to lower cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

Keywords

Coronary Heart Disease Postmenopausal Woman Cardiovascular Risk Factor Italian Population Preventive Campaign 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers and Fondazione Giovanni Lorenzini 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Affinito
  • D. Agostinelli
  • C. Albanese
  • F. Bartiromo
  • G. Bonaccorsi
  • A. Cagnacci
  • S. Guaschino
  • F. Mangino
  • B. Mauro
  • B. Molteni
  • D. Morano
  • U. Omodei
  • G. L. Radici
  • G. Ranchet
  • G. Sciacchitano
  • M. Milani
  • ICARUS Cardiovascular Risk Study Subgroup

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