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Heart disease different for men and women

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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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