Womens Cardiovascular Health

News and new technology innovations for women's cardiovascular health can be found on this channel page. While heart disease is the #1 killer of women, women are affected differently than men when it comes to presentation of heart attack symptoms. Read about the Diagnostic Differences in Women’s Heart Health Additionally, women can face numerous cardiovascular issues related to pregnancy and increased risks due to changes to their bodies during and following pregnancy. Watch a VIDEO on cardio-obstetrics programs. Treatments for cancer, especially radiation and chemo for breast cancer, also can negatively affect the heart. Read about cardio-oncology.

Cindy Grines Becomes SCAI President in 2020. #SCAI2020
News | SCAI | May 17, 2020
May 17, 2020 — Cindy Grines, M.D., MSCAI, a world-renowned physician credited for pioneering percutaneous coronary...
Find more news from ACC 2020.Women carry heavier burden of chest pain, but less artery narrowing according to data in a substudy of the ISCHEMIA Trial. #ACC20 #ACC2020 #ISCHEMIA

Women carry heavier burden of chest pain, but less artery narrowing, according to data in a substudy from the ISCHEMIA Trial. 
 

News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020 — Women with coronary artery disease that reduces blood flow and oxygen to the heart muscle (ischemia)...
Videos | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 06, 2020
Karen Ordovas, M.D., MAS, professor of radiology and cardiology at the University of California San Francisco (UCFS)...
The first all-women panel discussion on structrual heart cases was held at TCT 2019. Rebecca Hahn, M.D., foreground, was the co-organizer of the Women in Structural Heart (WISH) evening session.

The first all-women panel discussion on structrual heart cases was held at TCT 2019. Rebecca Hahn, M.D., foreground, was the co-organizer of the Women in Structural Heart (WISH) evening session.

Blog | Structural Heart | November 04, 2019
My observation over the 13 years covering cardiology is that it is a heavily male-dominated field. This is more...
Videos | Structural Heart | October 16, 2019
Vivian Ng, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and an interventional cardiologist at the NewYork-Presbyterian/...
FDA Clears Abbott's High Sensitivity Troponin-I Blood Test
Technology | Blood Testing | October 09, 2019
October 9, 2019 — Abbott recently announced that its Architect Stat High Sensitivity Troponin-I blood test has received...
Hormone Therapy Linked to Heart Fat, Hard Arteries

Not all heart fat is equal. Buildup in the pericardium is more strongly associated with heart disease, and seems to increase as estrogen levels drop during menopause. This new study shows that a certain type of hormone replacement therapy could exacerbate the problem, while others may be protective. Image courtesy of Rick Sciullo/UPMC.

News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | August 07, 2019
August 7, 2019 — Hormone replacement therapy is a common treatment for menopause-related symptoms, and new research...
Women With Coronary Artery Wall Thickness at Risk for Heart Disease
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019  – The thickness of the coronary artery wall as measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an...
New Best Practices Help Manage Heart Attack Patients Without Significant Signs
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019 — For the first time in the United States, doctors with the American Heart Association (AHA) have...
CT, Mammograms Offer Clues to Preventing Heart Problems After Cancer Treatment
News | Cardio-oncology | March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019 — An imaging procedure commonly performed before starting cancer treatment can provide valuable clues...
Giving Birth Associated With Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | February 07, 2019
February 7, 2019 — Giving birth is associated with a 14 percent higher risk of heart disease and stroke compared to...
Sex Differences in 'Body Clock' May Benefit Women’s Heart Health
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | January 11, 2019
January 11, 2019 — Research suggests that a gene that governs the body’s biological (circadian) clock acts differently...
ASE Foundation Partners With WomenHeart to Help Heart Disease Patients
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | January 10, 2019
January 10, 2019 — The American Society of Echocardiography Foundation (ASEF) has partnered with WomenHeart: The...
Breast Cancer Patients Have Less Heart Damage With Heart Drug and Trastuzumab
News | Cardio-oncology | January 03, 2019
January 3, 2019 — Breast cancer patients who take a heart drug at the same time as trastuzumab have less heart damage,...
Snoring Poses Greater Cardiac Risk to Women
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | November 29, 2018
November 29, 2018 — Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring may lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in...