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When it comes to disease, gender makes a difference. Cardiovascular disease, the primary killer of women worldwide, often manifests differently in women and men, partly because of the physiology of a woman’s heart. Your heart and blood vessels are smaller than a man’s. Your heart beats faster, even when you sleep. You are more likely to have heart palpitations, because of shifting hormones. And you are also more apt to die within a year of a heart attack.
Women are thinner-skinned than men – and that means the sun causes more damage to your skin. While UVA exposure exacts its toll, menopause brings other changes.
Our physicians also excel at providing comprehensive care for a wide spectrum of conditions that manifest differently or are more common in women:
Mrs. Sharon Percy Rockefeller's luncheon keynote presentation
from the Baltimore 2014 conference.
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