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Heart disease different for men and women

November 30, 2011 7:01:23 PM PST
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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