Women are less likely to get preventive treatments for CAD than men

07/28/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Despite increasing rates of coronary artery disease among young women and the fact that at least as many women as men die of the condition, women were less likely to receive preventive treatments for the disease, U.S. researchers reported in the journal Global Heart. They said that while the number of CAD cases dropped by 30% in the past 10 years in the general population, rates rose in women younger than 55.

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