Evidence of Excess Hereditary Predisposition in Women with Angiographically Documented Coronary Artery Disease

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In a hospital-based case-control study including women and men with angiographically documented coronary artery disease (CAD) admitted to a university hospital during a 6-month period, we observed an excessive hereditary predisposition in women. Clustering of risk factors was more pronounced in women than in men. Thus, the results suggest that hereditary factors as well as multiple risk factors are essential when CAD is expressed in women.

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