Psychological Stress in Women: the Stockholm Female Coronary Risk Study

  • K. Orth-Gomèr


Although it is well known that women are victims of coronary disease almost as frequently as men are, it is also well known that women coronary patients tend to be poorly rehabilitated after an acute heart attack, compared to men.


Depressive Symptom Hormone Replacement Therapy Coronary Disease Sexual Relationship Work Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Orth-Gomèr
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  1. 1.Karolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden

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