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Objectives

At the end of this section, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the factors that contribute to increased morbidity and mortality due to CHD in women.

  • Summarize the epidemiology of heart disease among women and men.

  • Compare the mortality and morbidity rates of CHD in both genders in Canada and the rest of the world.

  • Describe the sex related differences in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease and identify the ones that have an influence on the outcome of MI (myocardial infarction) and coronary revascularization between men and women.