Risk factors for coronary artery disease in women.

  title={Risk factors for coronary artery disease in women.},
  author={R. Knopp},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={89 12A},
  pages={28E-34E; discussion 34E-35E}
  • R. Knopp
  • Published 2002 in The American journal of cardiology
Because cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most important cause of death in women in the United States, it is imperative that the main risk factors for CVD in women be identified and modified. The risk factors that have the strongest impact on the incidence of CVD in women are not necessarily the same as those for men. The risk for women increases at menopause, most likely because of the decrease in levels of circulating estrogen. The classic risk factor for CVD is altered lipid levels. In… CONTINUE READING


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