Gender differences in the effects of cardiovascular drugs.

  title={Gender differences in the effects of cardiovascular drugs.},
  author={Juan Luis Tamargo and Giuseppe Massimo Claudio Rosano and T Walther and Juan Duarte and Alexander Niessner and Juan Carlos Kaski and Claudio Ceconi and Heinz Drexel and Keld Per Kjeldsen and Gianluigi Savarese and Christian Torp-Pedersen and Dan Atar and Basil S. Lewis and Stefan Agewall},
  journal={European heart journal. Cardiovascular pharmacotherapy},
  volume={3 3},
Although sex-specific differences in cardiovascular medicine are well known, the exact influences of sex on the effect of cardiovascular drugs remain unclear. Women and men differ in body composition and physiology (hormonal influences during the menstrual cycle, menopause, and pregnancy) and they present differences in drug pharmacokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) and pharmacodynamics, so that is not rare that they may respond differently to cardiovascular drugs… CONTINUE READING
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