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More Sedentary Time, Higher Risk of Heart Failure in Women

2020 30 Nov

Even with regular physical activity, older women (ages 50-79) who spend more waking hours in sedentary behaviors, such as sitting or lying down, have an increased risk of heart failure serious enough to require hospitalisation, according to new research.  To determine if increased sedentary time raised the risk of increased heart failure in older... Read more

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Long-Term Risks for Young Women Who Survive Cardiovascular Event

2015 24 Nov

According to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine , young women who survive a heart attack or stroke are still faced with long-term risks of death and illness.  Death rates from cardiovascular events may have declined but the burden of the disease still remains high among the survivors, especially those affected at a young age. However,... Read more

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Today is World Stroke Day

2015 29 Oct

Today, the 29th of October, 2015 is World Stroke Day , an annual event organised by the The World Stroke Organization. This year's theme is "I am Woman" as it focuses on women and their risk of stroke.  Some key points that will be highlighted include the fact that women are not only more at risk of having a stroke but also more likely to die from... Read more

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Hysterectomy Indicates Cardiovascular Risk in Women Below 50

2015 04 Aug

According to experts at Mayo Clinic, hysterectomy may indicate early cardiovascular risk and disease in women under 35. The study is published in Menopause,  The Journal of the North American Menopause Society. The findings of the study show that women who underwent hysterectomy were much more likely to have pre-existing cardiovascular risk factors... Read more

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ESC: CVD Kills 51% of Women, Breast Cancer Kills 3%

2015 06 Mar

CVD is the top cause of death in women in Europe Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills 51% of women in Europe and breast cancer kills 3%, bucking the misperception that CVD is a man’s disease. CVD is the top killer in women and is largely preventable. The call for women to reduce their risk comes from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) on International... Read more

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Statin Therapy Reduces CVD Risk in Women

2015 13 Jan

According to a new study published in The Lancet , statin treatment reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in women. There has been much debate about the effectiveness of statin therapy in women as compared to men, especially when used for primary prevention. This particular study compares the effects of statin therapy between men and women.... Read more

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Diabetic Women Have High Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

2014 27 May

Diabetic women are 44% more likely to develop coronary heart disease (CHD) compared to men with diabetes, according to a systematic review of more than 850,000 cases, published in Diabetologia. This difference is independent of gender differences in the levels of other major cardiovascular risk factors.  Researchers analysed data from 1996 to 2011,... Read more

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Women’s Heart Disease Strongly Linked to Physical Inactivity Past Age 30

2014 15 May

Women looking to lower their chances of developing cardiovascular disease have heard it before: maintain a healthy weight, keep blood pressure in check and quit smoking cigarettes. A study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine reveals that while smoking most strongly influenced disease development up to age 30, the most significant risk for... Read more