Is het geslacht van invloed op de detectie en behandeling van cardiovasculaire ziekten?
How does gender affect detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease? Cardiovascular disease, presenting acutely as stroke, myocardial infarction and/or heart failure, is still the most important cause of morbidity and mortality globally, despite major advances in acute management of ischemic events and treatment of atherosclerosis. To reverse this chronic process and to prevent acute events resulting from plaque rupture and atherothrombosis, is still a major challenge. New insights in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, in particular the role of inflammation, provides potential new targets for therapy.