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Masui. 2009 Jan;58(1):4-9.

[Sex and gender differences in cardiovascular medicine].

[Article in Japanese]

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Department of Geriatric Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8655.

Abstract

Obvious gender differences exist in the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerotic disease such as coronary artery disease and stroke are more prevalent in men, but some types of arrhythmia such as long QT syndrome are more prevalent in women. Genetic differences and sex hormones may play a role. Particularly, estrogen can exert protective effects against the cardiovascular and metabolic system. Gender differences in life style and sociomedical behavior may play some role.

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