Women smokers may have same risk for deadly aneurysm as men

January 15, 2015 7:58 PM

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(Reuters Health) – Women who smoke cigarettes are just as likely as men to develop potentially fatal aneurysms in the main artery leading from the heart, according to a recent study.

Guidelines already recommend screening men over age 65 who have ever smoked for abdominal aortic aneurysm, a life-threatening condition, but it may be time to give women the same advice, the authors say.

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