Dr. Hodis explains how heart disease differs between men and women.
Well, heart disease differs in men and women in many regards. The primary way is that heart disease manifests later in women than in men typically about 10 years, so women tend to have heart disease at a later age. Most women, the majority of women in fact, tend to have heart disease in menopause. So typically heart disease becomes a disease of women in their 60s and 70s.
About Dr. Hodis, M.D.:
Dr. Howard N. Hodis is a professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, University of Southern California, Director of the Atherosclerosis Research Unit and has a Harry Bauer & Dorothy Bauer Rawlins Professorship in Cardiology. Graduating with a medical doctorate from USC School of Medicine, he is now a member of the American Heart Association Council on Arteriosclerosis, American College of Physicians, the American Federation for Clinical Research and Society for Preventive Cardiology. His clinical interests are in atherosclerosis, cardiology-lipid disorders and prevention, ultrasound measurement of atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease.
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