“Cardiovascular disease in women is more frequent than we think, more serious than we expect, we diagnose less than we should and treat worst than we believe.”
Doctora Pilar Mazón
President of the High Blood Pressure Section of the Spanish Cardiology Society
DISEASES DO NOT AFFECT US ALL THE SAME
The factors determining health and disease are not the same for men and women. Gender interacts with biological differences and social factors. Men and women play different roles in different social contexts. This also affects health, and unequal situations occur in the risk patterns, the use of healthcare services and health outcomes.
WOMEN IN SPAIN DIE FROM CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES ALMOST 9% MORE THAN MEN
The total population in Spain is 46,439,864 inhabitants, 50.7% being women (23,634,738) and the average age at which women begin to experience menopause symptoms is 48.7 years old (80% from 46-55 years old).
Only 30% of the patients included in cardiology clinical trials are women.