Women are immune from coronary artery heart disease than men because they have the hormone estrogen.
"The hormone estrogen actually protects blood vessel walls so fat that causes blockage of blood vessels are not easily attached," said Director Harapan Kita Heart Hospital Hananto Andriantoro dr.
Hananto at a press conference related to technology management of coronary artery heart disease in Jakarta on Thursday, said, mentioning men are more susceptible to sudden death or "sudden death" due to coronary artery heart than women.
"Rarely do women affected by sudden death at the age range of 40 years or almost never found," he said.
He describes a woman who suffered a heart attack coronary artery mostly above 10 years following menopause.
"So, if she is not removed her uterus, then normal hormones, menstrual smoothly every month and there are no complaints, almost certainly will not be exposed to coronary heart when young," he said.
He also explained that women with irregular menstrual cycles and non-current, could be due to estrogen deficiency.
Hananto says women usually have a heart attack at the age of about 60 years.
He explained usually around the age of 60 years, she began to feel dizzy because blood pressure rises, tingling in hands and began to no interruption in the small blood vessels.
"However, if blood pressure is controlled and does not have cancer, God willing, be up to 80 years free of coronary artery heart attack," he said.
Coronary artery heart caused by narrowing of the arteries by accumulation of plaque consisting of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other sediment on the inner walls of the arteries.
The disease can be characterized by symptoms and severe pain in the chest, shortness of breath, pain in the jaw or arm, heartburn, nausea, vomiting and sweating.