Men and Women React Differently to Heart Disease Diagnosis

by Medindia Content Team on  January 13, 2007 at 2:48 PM Genetics & Stem Cells News
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Men and Women React Differently to Heart Disease Diagnosis
A new Genesis project, sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, in collaboration with Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, have found that men and women react differently to medications for their heart disease.

According to the study results published by Canadian GENESIS project, men's ailing hearts respond differently to some medications as women do. For example Angiograms, which are usually effective in pinpointing heart problems in men, are less effective in women, which concludes that maybe Angiograms aren't such a good test for diagnosing coronary disease in women.

There is also difference in the heart disease symptoms reported by men and women. Men may experience crushing chest pain when having a heart attack, while women feel more fatigued and nauseated.

To conclude, Louise Pilote, leader of the research team, said, "It could be that, in the future, you choose a drug based on the sex of the patient."

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