WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 -- Trauma may be more than psychologically damaging for women: New research suggests it also could boost their chances of heart trouble.
Close to 300 nonsmoking women who were approaching or were past menopause were analyzed in the new study. They were asked about their life history of traumatic experiences such as sexual harassment, death of a child, being in a car crash, surviving a natural disaster, or being beaten or mugged.
THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 -- Women with heart disease aren't treated as aggressively in the operating room as men are, and delays in diagnosis may be the reason why, a new Canadian study suggests.
"It appears that by the time women present with heart disease, they are slightly older and may be facing more comorbidities such as obesity and diabetes," explained study senior author Dr. Fraser Rubens, from the University of Ottawa's Heart Institute.
THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 -- Women who develop pre-eclampsia earlier in pregnancy may be at increased risk for heart problems soon after giving birth, a new study finds.
"These women should be screened for major cardiovascular risk factors and prevention strategies should be implemented as soon as possible," said study author Dr. GianLuca Colussi. He's an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Udine in Italy.