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.

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...
Videos | Womens Cardiovascular Health | October 01, 2018
Cindy Grines, M.D., chair and professor, department of cardiology, Zucker School of Medicine, Hostra/Northwell, spoke...
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 Journal of the American...
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 heart imaging study of scores of pregnant women with the most severe...
Cardiac Monitoring a Higher Priority for High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients
News | Cardio-oncology | August 07, 2018
August 7, 2018 — While heart failure is an uncommon complication of breast cancer treatment, the risk is higher in...
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 Underrepresented...
Videos | Womens Cardiovascular Health | July 05, 2018
Malissa Wood, M.D., co-director of the Corrigan Women’s Heart Health Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, explains...
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 for...
Infant Heart Defects May Predict Late-Life Heart Problems in Birth Mother
News | Congenital Heart | April 12, 2018
April 12, 2018 — Women who give birth to infants with congenital heart defects may have an increased risk of...
Videos | Womens Cardiovascular Health | March 21, 2018
A discussion with Doreen DeFaria Yeh, M.D., associate director, Massachusetts General Hospital Adult Congenital Heart...
Breastfeeding May Have Long-Term Heart Health Benefits for Some Moms
News | ACC | March 15, 2018
March 15, 2018 — Women with normal blood pressure during pregnancy and who breastfed their babies for at least six...
Marked Increase in Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Women After Preeclampsia
News | ACC | March 15, 2018
March 15, 2018 — Women diagnosed with preeclampsia during pregnancy were significantly more likely to develop high...
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 breast cancer who were given the beta...
Popular Heart Medications Can Prevent Herceptin-Induced Heart Issues in Some Patients
News | Cardio-oncology | March 14, 2018
March 14, 2018 — Breast cancer patients who started taking one of two well-known heart medications at the same time...