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Women less likely to receive procedures for cardiac arrest

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women cardiac arrest patients are less likely than men to receive potentially lifesaving procedures to look for and open blocked coronary arteries, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association.

Procedures such as angiography and angioplasty help boost cardiac arrest survival rates, but […]

Can sitting too long increase heart disease risk in Hispanic, Latino women?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Sitting too long can be bad for your health, studies have shown. But how to do the health hazards of sedentary behavior affect the nation’s growing population of Hispanic and Latino women?

Researchers at the newly created Women’s Cardiovascular Research Center at the University […]

The No. 1 killer is invisible to most women

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

Even though heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S., most women say they don’t have a personal connection to cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

A 2014 nationally representative survey of […]

November 8th, 2015|Categories: Health, Scientific Sessions 2015|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The No. 1 killer is invisible to most women

Younger adults, women experience only slight declines in heart disease deaths

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Deaths from heart disease have declined dramatically over the past few decades, but younger people, particularly women, are not sharing equally in that improvement, according to new research.

Using data on adults ages 25 and older, researchers tracked annual percentage changes in heart disease death rates […]

August 24th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Younger adults, women experience only slight declines in heart disease deaths

Uric acid may lessen women’s disability after stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Uric acid – a chemical at high levels can lead to serious illness – may lessen women’s disability after stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

High levels of uric acid can lead to kidney stones or the inflammatory arthritic condition […]

July 9th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Uric acid may lessen women’s disability after stroke

PTSD, trauma may raise heart, stroke risk in women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who experience traumatic events or develop post-traumatic stress disorder may have a greater risk of heart attacks and strokes than women without such a history, according to new research.

The study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, is the largest to examine PTSD […]

June 29th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Hispanic women tend to have lower heart disease risk, healthier attitudes than Caucasian counterparts

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In the United States, Hispanic women have an average life expectancy of 87 years — six years longer than Caucasian women. Part of the reason could be that Hispanic women may have better cardiovascular health accompanied by more positive attitudes about life, according to research […]

April 29th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Hispanic women tend to have lower heart disease risk, healthier attitudes than Caucasian counterparts

Heart attack risks increase for divorced women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A woman who has been through two or more divorces is at a higher risk of having a heart attack than women who remain married, according to a new study.

Even among women who remarry after the stress of divorce, their heart attack risk remains higher, […]

April 14th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Prehospital delays linked to more heart attack deaths among women

Women are less likely than men to survive a heart attack because of delays in getting to treatment, according to an Italian study.

The reasons, researchers found, is because women wait much longer before calling emergency medical services, and even once they do, women face much longer delays in getting […]

March 6th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Prehospital delays linked to more heart attack deaths among women

Stress may partly explain worse heart attack recovery in young and middle-aged women

Stress may partly explain why young and middle-aged women have a worse recovery after heart attack, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Although 35,000 women under age 65 experience heart attack each year in the United States, there’s limited data on psychosocial characteristics and […]

February 9th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |1 Comment