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.

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Including Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | May 03, 2018

May 3, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced the availability of a draft guidance...

Videos | Womens Cardiovascular Health | March 21, 2018

A discussion with Doreen DeFaria Yeh, M.D., associate director, Massachusetts General Hospital Adult Congenital...

Beta Blocker Shows Mixed Results in Protecting Against Chemo-Induced Heart Damage
News | Cardio-oncology | March 14, 2018

March 14, 2018 — After six months of follow-up, women newly diagnosed with...

Women often present with different symptoms for cardiovascular disease then men. There are sex differences between men and women with heart disease.

Women often present with different symptoms for cardiovascular disease than men. 

Feature | Womens Cardiovascular Health | February 12, 2018 | Jeff Zagoudis

Clinical research has revealed men and women often have different presentations for cardiovascular disease (CVD)....

Videos | Cardio-oncology | February 01, 2018

American Heart Association (AHA) released a scientific statement Feb. 1, 2018, linking breast cancer and...

Laxmi Mehta, M.D., reviews an echocardiogram at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center for a cardio-oncology cancer patient to look for heart damage caused by chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Laxmi Mehta, M.D., reviews an echocardiogram at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. She is calling for more research and collaboration to examine the link between heart disease and breast cancer to develop new treatments and preventative measures.

Feature | Cardio-oncology | February 01, 2018

February 1, 2018 – Heart disease and breast cancer are two of the most prevalent diseases among women in the United...

Fat Distribution in Women and Men Provides Clues to Heart Attack Risk
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018 – It is not the amount of fat in your body but where it is stored that may increase your risk for...

Videos | Womens Cardiovascular Health | January 11, 2018

Doreen DeFaria Yeh, M.D., associate director, MGH Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, and co-director, MGH...

Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to experience heart failure and heart attack. American Heart Association (AHA), #AHA2017
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | December 06, 2017

December 6, 2017 — Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to experience heart...

Lack of sleep may cause heart disease in older women. American heart Association, #AHA2017
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | December 06, 2017

December 6, 2017 — Older women who do not get enough sleep were more likely to have poor cardiovascular health,...

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