Some heart abnormalities, such as coronary artery disease, occur more frequently in men than in women. Heart disease in general, however, causes nearly the same percentage of deaths (not the total number of deaths) in women as in men, indicating that it is about as deadly for women as for men when it develops. Angina pectoris (chest pain), one chronic symptom of heart abnormalities, occurs more often in women than in men.
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How do heart abnormalities affect men differently than women?
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How prevalent is heart disease?
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Globally, the statistics for people with heart disease and heart failure are sobering. The prevalence of heart failure in industrialized countries is 1 to 2 percent of the general population.
Treating heart failure consumes 1 to 2 percent of the total health care resources, and the proportion is expected to grow in the future.
What is a vascular surgeon?
Vascular surgeons are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, medical management and surgical treatment of diseases of the blood vessels (vascular disease).
Vascular surgeons can be board-certified through the Board of Surgery, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
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