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      Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease in Women

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      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Heart disease, Prevention, Epidemiology, Women

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          Despite the fact that coronary heart (CHD) disease is the leading cause of death among postmenopausal women, research on primary prevention of CHD in women has been relatively sparse. Prevalence of CHD risk factors such as cigarette smoking and hypertension remain high among US women. Moreover, common factors unique to women including pregnancy, oophorectomy, menopause, and use of steroid hormones, appear to have an impact on CHD risk that is often poorly understood. While postmenopausal hormone therapy is increasingly recommended for the prevention of CHD, the potential impact of nonpharmacologic measures such as changes in diet, exercise, and cigarette smoking have been relatively unexplored.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-6197-6
          978-3-318-01964-3
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1995
          1995
          19 November 2008
          : 86
          : 4
          : 286-298
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pa., bThrombosis Research Center, Department of Medicine, and cDivision of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, Mass., USA
          Article
          176892 Cardiology 1995;86:286–298
          10.1159/000176892
          7553703
          © 1995 S. Karger AG, Basel

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