Study: Heart condition diagnosed, treated later in women than men

08/28/2005 | Yahoo!

While the hereditary heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy theoretically occurs as commonly in women as men, women typically are not diagnosed until later in life and with more severe symptoms than men, according to a new study. Researchers concluded that, in Italy, where the study was conducted, and the U.S., the condition in women was 50% more likely to progress to severe heart failure or death from heart failure or stroke, compared to men.

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