Atherosclerosis in males and females



Ischaemic heart disease is commoner in young men than in young women1. In England and Wales in 1973 there were 1942 deaths from coronary heart disease in women aged 30–34 compared to 10692 in men during the same period2. However, after the age of about 50 years the incidence of ischaemic heart disease in men and women tends to equalize and after about 70 the incidences are much the same.


Myocardial Infarction Coronary Heart Disease Young Woman Ischaemic Heart Disease Coronary Atherosclerosis 
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© R. W. Stout 1982

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  1. 1.The Queen’s University of BelfastUK

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