Men are at greater risk of angina. This statement was made by British cardiologists after they examined a few thousand of patients in England and Scotland.
They found men were at greater risk of developing the condition. In British Medical Journal, the researchers presented the following figures: 3.4 % of women in England have the angina while the evaluation for men is at 4.8%. The reasons are yet quite obscure but Brian Buckley, one of the study authors, says there is a set of explaining factors. Sex hormones, more health-consciousness and accuracy at following a doctor’s prescriptions are among factors lowering the risk of the malady for women.
Angina is a condition related to the lack of adequate blood supply to the heart muscle, manifesting in constrictive pains when being physically active. In severe cases, surgery is needed.
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