Developing Sex-specific Treatments for Heart Disease

San Diego Biotechnology Network
San Diego Biotechnology Network
Developing Sex-specific Treatments for Heart Disease
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As a heart fails, a woman’s ventricular wall increases in thickness relative to a man’s. And in heart valve disease, men show more calcified tissue growth, while women develop more fibrotic, scar-like tissue. Yet, treatments for both diseases remain strikingly similar for both men and women, despite the differences in disease progression. 

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