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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Breast feeding may help reduce the stroke risk in women. Katherine Fornell

Breast feeding may help reduce the stroke risk in women.

News | Stroke | August 22, 2018

August 22, 2018 — Breastfeeding is not only good for babies, according to new research in the...

Cardiac Imaging Reveals Roots of Preeclampsia Damage in Pregnant Women
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | August 07, 2018

August 7, 2018 — Johns Hopkins researchers say a...

Endologix Reports Positive One-Year Results From the Ovation LUCY Study
News | Stent Grafts | July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018 — Endologix Inc. announced one-year results from the LUCY (Evaluation of FemaLes who are...

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