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Why does heart disease differ in men and women?

Dr. Suzanne R. Steinbaum, DO
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

Cardiovascular disease is different in women and men in that women's arteries are smaller, the way plaque develops in the arteries is different, and symptoms are more subtle. Watch me discuss these disparities. 

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