Women With PAD Undertreated But Higher Risk
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects men and women nearly equally. Yet women are still more likely to go undiagnosed, even though the serious circulatory disease can nearly triple their risk of stroke and heart attack.
Abuse Increases Heart Disease Risk in Women
Physical or sexual abuse can leave lingering emotional scars on young girls. Such abuse also may affect them physically -- increasing their risk for heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes, once they become adults.
Women Have Weaker Hearts
When it comes to a heart attack men and women display differing symptoms. The differences don't end there. Women may have more difficulty recovering after a heart attack and their quality of life may be worse.
Why Women's Heart Disease is Misdiagnosed
There's a reason that women are often misdiagnosed after a heart attack. In women, heart disease is more likely to occur in the small blood vessels, not major arteries as is generally the case for men.
Hidden Heart Attack Trigger Found
Heart attacks in patients considered low risk and otherwise healthy has long puzzled doctors. But now they may have identified a hidden culprit in women.
Women's Heart Disease Under Studied
Heart disease research more frequently involves men. Yet a third of deaths among U.S. women are from cardiovascular disease, sparking recent interest in gender's role in heart disease.
Avoiding Sudden Cardiac Death
At one time sudden cardiac death was viewed as rather random, but now new risk factors are regularly identified. One group that is at a higher risk is postmenopausal women with coronary artery disease.
New Findings on Hormone Replacement Therapy
You may remember some years ago when a large women's study was stopped because one of the therapies being tested was shown to actually increase the risk of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes.
You'll Want to Return This Gift from Mother
New research from the University of Oxford, England, shows a mother's stroke can help predict her daughter's heart attack.
Women Under Pressure
New research indicates middle-aged women could reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering their systolic blood pressure (the pressure when the heart contracts).