Heart disease different for men and women
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Men and women are not created equal when it comes to heart disease.
New research shows that women with extensive plaque in their coronary arteries have a greater risk of a heart attack than men.
Men's risks were greater when that coronary plaque is non-calcified and deeper inside the artery.
The research was conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Researchers hope doctors will use this information when evaluating heart patients.
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