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Women are not small men when it comes to hearts


Last updated 3/13/2014 at Noon

Dr. Michael Vargas presents information on health disease in women at the Feb. 27 Healthy Woman event.

At the Feb. 27 Healthy Woman Ladies Night Out event, cardiologist Dr. Michael Vargas gave an informative talk on "Women are not Small Men, Myths and Truths about Women and Heart Disease." The evening was hosted by Affordable & Quality Home Care at Fallbrook Library.

Vargas explained that women's hearts are proportionately smaller than men's and their physiology is also different. Furthermore, women develop heart disease 10 years later, usually, than men because men's plaque distributes in clumps whereas women’s plaque distributes more evenly throughout artery walls. This results in women...

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