The female advantage in cardiovascular disease: do vascular beds contribute equally?

@article{Kardys2007TheFA,
  title={The female advantage in cardiovascular disease: do vascular beds contribute equally?},
  author={Isabella Kardys and Rozemarijn Vliegenthart and Matthijs Oudkerk and Albert Hofman and Jacqueline C. M. Witteman},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={166 4},
  pages={403-12}
}
The female advantage in coronary heart disease occurrence is not completely understood. To characterize gender differences in cardiovascular disease by vascular site, the authors compared degrees of coronary, carotid, peripheral, and aortic atherosclerosis in men and women aged>or=55 years from the population-based Rotterdam Study (Rotterdam, the Netherlands). Data were collected between 1997 and 2000. A subset of 2,013 participants had data on both coronary calcification and one or more… CONTINUE READING
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