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Cardiovascular risk factors in women [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2010; 38(1): 17-24

Cardiovascular risk factors in women

Atiye Çengel
Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey

It is estimated that at least 80 % of patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) have conventional risk factors and optimization of these risk factors can reduce morbidity and mortality due to this disease considerably. Contemporary women have increased burden of some of these risk factors such as obesity, metabolic syndrome and smoking. Turkish women have a worse CV risk profile than Turkish men in some aspects. Risk stratification systems such as Framingham have a tendency of underestimating the risk in women. Coronary artery disease remains in vessel wall for a longer period of time in women; therefore obstructive disease appear later in their lifespan necessitating risk stratification systems for estimating their lifetime risk.

Keywords: risk factors, women, risk estimation

How to cite this article
Atiye Çengel. Cardiovascular risk factors in women. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2010; 38(1): 17-24

Corresponding Author: Atiye Çengel, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: Turkish

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