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Heart Disease in Women Not Being Detected.

Posted by PhillyLady [1906.1536] on February 01, 2006 at 15:19:12:

Hello:

Heart disease kills 60,000 MORE women than men each year. That's because heart disease is not easily detected in women.

Men's plaque will show up as noticeable "clumps" in standard tests, while women's plaque is evenly distributed and, therefore, does not show up on angiograms. Women may be told that they're fine when in fact, they could have serious heart disease.

The article is worth reading.



Re: Heart Disease in Women Not Being Detected.

Posted by Jayne S. [819.1399] on February 01, 2006 at 16:38:55:

In Reply to: Heart Disease in Women Not Being Detected. posted by PhillyLady [1906.1536] on February 01, 2006 at 15:19:12:

I was just discussing this this afternoon with another woman.......my HA caught me by surprise......



Re: Heart Disease in Women Not Being Detected.

Posted by PhillyLady [1327.1599] on February 01, 2006 at 21:26:50:

In Reply to: Re: Heart Disease in Women Not Being Detected. posted by Jayne S. [819.1399] on February 01, 2006 at 16:38:55:

Hey Jayne:

They talked about it on Good Morning America today. It's a new medical revelation.

It's strange that I could open up the link I posted on my work computer, but I can't open it on my home computer. I don't understand how that happened.



Re: Heart Disease in Women Not Being Detected.

Posted by Ron [1013.2318] on February 02, 2006 at 00:12:15:

In Reply to: Re: Heart Disease in Women Not Being Detected. posted by PhillyLady [1327.1599] on February 01, 2006 at 21:26:50:

Hi Philly,

You might find the following link interesting
http://www.drmirkin.com/women/1080.html

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Re: Heart Disease in Women Not Being Detected. Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on February 02, 2006 at 07:51:11:

In Reply to: Heart Disease in Women Not Being Detected. posted by PhillyLady [1906.1536] on February 01, 2006 at 15:19:12:

Thanks, Phillylady.
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