Women Often Do Worse Than Men Following a Heart Attack

Women fare worse than men after a heart attack, with longer hospital stays and a greater likelihood of dying in the hospital afterward, a recent study says. The good news is that the death rates for women after a heart attack are declining significantly. The study, by researchers at Yale University, analyzed the largest hospital … Read More

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Taking Hormone Replacement Therapy to Heart

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) helps relieve menopause-related symptoms, but for many years, researchers have raised red flags about potential health risks associated with treatment. In 1998, HRT got a bad reputation in terms of its effect on women’s hearts. But recent research and analysis has shed new light on the relationship between hormone replacement therapy … Read More

Women and Heart Disease

Heart disease is the Number 1 killer of women over age 25 in the United States, regardless of race or ethnicity. The death rate from cardiovascular diseases has decreased among men, but continues to increase in women. 1 in 4 women have some form of cardiovascular disease and 1 in 3 American women dies from … Read More