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.

Videos | Cardio-oncology | February 01, 2018
American Heart Association (AHA) released a scientific statement Feb. 1, 2018, linking breast cancer and cardiovascular...
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 problems...
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,...
Siemens Healthineers Introduces Share360 Tailored Service Portfolio
News | Cardiac Imaging | November 10, 2017
November 10, 2017 — To address the specific needs of medical imaging clinical engineering departments nationwide,...
Cardiovascular Risk Significantly Higher in Women With Fatty Liver Disease
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | October 20, 2017
October 20, 2017 — Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with significantly higher risk of subsequent...
Pregnancy-Related Heart Failure Strikes Black Women Twice as Often as Other Races
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017 — African American women were found to be twice as likely to be diagnosed with peripartum...
Review Paper Calls for Gender-Specific Heart Health Strategies
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | August 08, 2017
August 8, 2017 — Radical changes to our healthcare system accounting for the unique needs of women, including minority...
Sex-Specific Cardiovascular Drug Dosages Needed to Reduce Adverse Reactions in Women
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | July 07, 2017
July 7, 2017 — Sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages are needed to reduce adverse reactions in women, according to a...
Greater Emphasis Needed on Preventing, Treating Heart Disease in Women
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | July 06, 2017
July 6, 2017 — Women and physicians do not put enough emphasis on cardiovascular disease in women, and a social stigma...
pregnant women, congenital heart disease, new recommendations, Circulation journal, UCLA
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | February 16, 2017
February 16, 2017 — New recommendations for healthcare providers, published in the American Heart Association journal...
women, heart screening age, Orlando Health survey
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | January 31, 2017
January 31, 2017 — A new national survey by Orlando Health found that most women are unaware of the age at which heart...
women in cardiology, female cardiologists, cardiology survey

According to the JACC survey, women only make up 13 percent of cardiologists, which is much lower than other medical specialities. 

News | Cardiovascular Business | December 28, 2016
December 29, 2016 — Cardiologists are highly satisfied in their careers; however, disparities remain between the career...