Women, due to a probable cardioprotection given by the endogen estrogen, in relation to males, have a seven to ten years delay in the appearance of coronary artery disease (CAD). With the aging of population in general and as women live in average less than men an increase in the prevalence of CAD in elderly women is probable.
The diagnosis of dyslipidemias in women is similar to that in men. The occurrence of symptoms and signals directly related to lipid deposition in the cornea, retina, skin, tendons or nervous system are rare occurring only in patients presenting severe and of long duration hyperlipidemia. So, most of the patients have their diagnose based on serum lipid profile determination.
Desenvolvido por Node1 Interactive – 2001