American Heart Association

Statement links social norms, sex differences in treatment of heart disease


Are the hearts of women and men really all that different? It turns out, when it comes to how men and women are treated for ischemic heart disease, the answer is yes.

The American Heart Association on Monday released the first statement that pools all aspects […]

First set of recommendations in a decade advocate gender-specific approach for women

A more gender-specific approach should be used in diagnosing heart disease, according to the first set of guidelines in about a decade by the American Heart Association on women’s ischemic heart disease.

The scientific statement is the first since 2005 to update recommendations about how best to diagnose suspected ischemic heart disease in women. […]