Cardiovascular events are more likely for women smokers

10/12/2011 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Women who smoke have more cardiovascular events, including recurrent heart attack, stroke and death, than men who smoke, and they tend to be younger than their male counterparts when the events occur, a University of Michigan Health System study found. Researchers reported in the American Journal of Cardiology that both men and women smokers tend to be younger than nonsmokers when they have a cardiovascular event.

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