Dr. Richard Fogoros:
Why is heart disease in women more dangerous than men?
Well, it’s actually a little strange to think about but a woman with heart disease has a greater probability of a bad outcome than a man with heart disease. I am not sure that we know all of the reasons for that but clearly one of the big reasons for that is the fact that women don’t recognize that they are at risk for heart disease and neither do their doctors.
So a lot of times heart disease is not sought after, it’s not looked for until the symptoms are bad. In other words until the disease has progressed perhaps farther than it progresses in men.