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Cardiovascular Disease and Sex

Diana Delić-Brkljačić orcid id ; Department of cardiovascular disease, University Hospital Centre Sestre milosrdnice, Zagreb, Croatia; University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
Karlo Golubić orcid id ; University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia

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str. 43-50

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One of the primary causes of death worldwide is cardiovascular disease (CVD). Women typically have a lower incidence of CVD than men, however after acute cardiovascular events, women have a higher mortality and worse prognosis. Different CVDs, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and aortic diseases, exhibit these sex variances. These differences have raised serious concerns so sex consideration is significant for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of CVD. In order to highlight the need of taking sex differences into account when determining cardiovascular risk, this study seeks to offer an overview of sex-related differences in numerous common CVDs as well as an analysis of potential factors linked with the disparities. Future studies should focus on how to define and include sex-related indicators into the methods currently used for cardiovascular risk assessment and management.

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cardiovascular diseases; coronary disease; sex characteristics

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