Frequency of Cardiovascular Risks Factor in Women Attending Menopause Clinics: Findings from the ICARUS Data Base
Coronary heart disease is generally considered a “man’s disease,” but it also the greatest killer of women older than 50 . Cardiovascular diseases remain the main cause of morbidity and mortality in postmenopausal women . 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 . Hypertension, smoking, and hyper-cholesterolemia are frequently observed in women . Thus preventive measures are important to lower cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
KeywordsCoronary Heart Disease Postmenopausal Woman Cardiovascular Risk Factor Italian Population Preventive Campaign
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