Dr. Hodis explains if it is correct that low-income women are more likely to die from heart disease than affluent women.
Well, socioeconomic status plays a large role in men and women in terms of their presentation, the amount of risk factors they have and in their outcome and to the level of degree that they receive care for their risk factors as well as for their outcome. So in general, the answer to that question would be yes.
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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