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Vascular Disease in Women Presents Differently Than it Does in Men

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In April 2019, vascular surgeons in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo organized the first-ever Women’s Vascular Summit, with attendees from around the country.

The purpose was to launch a discussion among vascular physicians of how vascular disease, which is disease of blood vessels, such as the arteries and veins, may be different in women than in men and what that means for diagnosis and treatment.

Those discussions proved so productive that conference organizers realized that a book about women’s vascular health was a vital next ...